Who was Narayan Debnath

Who was Narayan Debnath?

A. An Indian comics artist, writer and illustrator
B. Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
C. Former Union Cabinet Minister
D. None of the above

Answer: An Indian comics artist, writer and illustrator

Explanation:  The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of noted cartoonist Shri Narayan Debnath Ji.

Narayan Debnath (25 November 1925 – 18 January 2022) was an Indian comics artist, writer and illustrator.

He was the creator of the popular Bengali comic strips of Handa Bhonda (1962), Bantul the Great (1965) and Nonte Phonte (1969).

His other creations like Rabi Chobi was published to celebrate the birth centenary of Rabindranath Tagore in the May 1961 issue of the weekly magazine called Anandamela.

He holds the record of longest running comics by an individual artiste for Handa Bhonda comics series which completed its continuous 53 years of running.

Debnath was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in the year 2021.