Animator Ram Mohan, known as the father of Indian animation, died at the age of 88 on Friday, PTI reported. He is known for creating animation sequences for several feature films and worked across the government and private sectors. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2014.
Mohan had started his career at the cartoon films unit at the government’s films division in 1956. In 1968, Ram Mohan left the films division and began to work with Prasad Productions as head of its animation division. In 1972, he established his own production company, Ram Mohan Biographics. The production company worked on the animated feature Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama, which was released in 1992. It also created animated commercials.
Mohan created an animated song for BR Chopra’s Pati Patni Aur Woh, the title sequence for Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari, and a sequence for Mrinal Sen’s Hindi film, Bhuvan Shome.
Mohan was the chairperson and chief creative officer at Graphiti Multimedia, a Mumbai-based animation company launched in 1995. He also launched the Graphiti School of Animation in 2006.
The Indian animation industry condoled Mohan’s death.
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