However, much of Prans genius lay in how he managed to create characters that have found favour with succeeding generations. He always created the most relatable charactersBilloo, the lanky, cricket-loving teenager; Pinki, the naughty 5-year-old girl; Shrimatiji, the middle-class housewifewhile demonstrating similar talent with the fantastical (Sabu, the giant from Jupiter who accompanies Chaudhary; Raaka, the gigantomorphic antagonist in the Chaudhary universe). There was no superpowers or brawn on display in Prans pages, except perhaps when Sabu got angry (and a volcano erupted somewhere) or Raaka wreaked havoc. Just simple plot lines that did not undermine the showcasing of humour that was equal doses slapstick and earthy wit. Starting out as a cartoonist with the Delhi-based newspaper Milap, Pran ended up creating Indian comic characters that competed with the best of the WestPhantom (published by Diamond Comics), Tintin, Archie et aland later, with Indian action cartoon characters (Nagraj, Dhruv and others) for readership. Today, their appeal survives their creator.