The last of the living artists of comic book CHANDAMAMA, Shri KC SIVASANKAR, breathed his last on 29th September 2020, in Chennai. He was 97. Karatholuvu Chandrasekaran Sivasankaran (otherwise called KC Sivasankaran, Artist Sankar), (19 July 1924 – 29 September 2020) was an Indian craftsman who principally added to the Indian Language magazine, Chandamama (otherwise called Ambulimama). Sankar was the craftsman behind the mark painting of the Vikram and Vetala arrangement, included in Chandamama. He was the last enduring individual from the first Chandamama configuration group. The notable artistic creation, alongside his exchange mark signature that he was perceived by, was attracted to the 1960s. Sankaran learned at Muthialpet High School when the drawing instructor found his inborn ability.
The tale of Vikramaditya and Vedal would be composed of incredible delineations rejuvenating it. Quickly, it became popular all over India and was published in every major regional language including Sanskrit , Santhali and Sindhi. It also had a Sinhala edition in Sri Lanka. At it's peak, it sold over 2 lakh copies every month.
In 2007, Chandamama was purchased by Geodesic, a Mumbai-based programming administration supplier organization. They wanted to take the then long-term old magazine into the advanced period.
Sankar created enthusiasm towards dexterity from his youth. On his set of experience tests, he would make representations of acclaimed recorded characters. Notwithstanding, his family couldn't manage the cost of the expenses of his leisure activity, thus Sankar would help his drawing educator fix other understudies' drawings at the ends of the week in return with the expectation of complementary drawing materials. His magazine came to all over, being distributed in 13 Indian dialects. While Sivasankar made a few delineations for the magazine including stories from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, it was for his work in the Vikram and Vetala books that got him tremendous approval. The picture of Vikram holding a blade in one hand and conveying a carcass on his shoulder is something each energetic reader of the Chandamama magazine from the '90s unmistakably recollects.
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