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50 Glorious years of Amar Chitra Katha

Amar Chitra Katha is the best comic magazine in India. Started in 1967, by the late Anant Pai with ‘Krishna’ as the first title, the comic till today has sold over 80 million copies worldwide. Anant Pai (or Uncle Pai as he was fondly called by children), was the man behind the ACK (or Amar Chitra Katha) comics. His death on February 24, 2011 is a loss to the nation. Till today, ACK has published over 550 titles, not just in English, but in regional as well as in foreign languages. Anant Pai reintroduced India to young Indians and taught them about their roots and culture in a fun, non-preachy way that became an essential part of their growing-up years.

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