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The legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath, passes away today, 18th January 2022, at the age of 97. The creator of the immortal characters like Bantul the great, Handa Bhonda, Nonte Fonte is one of the most prolific artist and cartoonist of our time, who brought joy and new colors to generations of children and grown ups alike through the monochromatic panels.

The 97 year old cartoonist was recognized all over the world and is the only cartoonist ever to receive a D.Litt. he also received Padma shree (2021), Sahitya Academy Award (2013) among many other accolades.

He passed out on 18th January 2022 at 10:25 AM after being admitted to Bell-view Hospital in Kolkata from 24th December 2021. His funeral was carried out at Shibpur Crematorium, Howrah later the same date.

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