Thursday, December 10, 2009

# The First Hero

Friends,its very sad to inform all of you that Mr. Govind Brahamania(71) is no more now.He passed away on 9th December 2009 at his Mumbai residence due to a massive heart attack.
Govind Brahamania(2nd March 1938-9th December 2009) was known mainly as the illustrator of first Indian comic Hero,Bahadur,created by Abid Surti,but apart from Bahadur he was the man behind the creation of some of the best Phantom cover art design for Indrajal comics in its initial phase.The cover designed and illustrated by him are still considered as the best covers in the history of Indrajal comics,he imparted a paint like look on covers alike Gold key Phantom covers.




















(Image courtesy:Alok Bhai)

During middle phase of Indrajal comics he associated with Abid Ji for Bahadur illustrations and continued with it till 1990 when TOI cancelled the publication,though Abid Ji left Bahadur and he continued with Jagjit Utpal till end.
There are not much details available with me of his work other than in Indrajal comics,hope i could collect and compile more such information in upcoming post for all of you.
He will always be remembered as great artist whenever there will be talk of Indian comic illustrators.
Have a look at few of his Phantom covers designed for Indrajal.



























































and this was his USP.




































































(Image courtesy:Alok Bhai)

20 comments:

Colonel Worobu said...

Very sad news indeed. His IJC cover designs were the beautiful. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Roshmi Sinha said...

Very sad news indeed. May his soul RIP.

Rafiq Raja said...

Very sad news indeed. Brahmaniya Sahab will live in our memories, whenever we browse through a Bahadur comic, or when we witness the early IJC covers.

Hope that someone in his family would have taken over few of his skills, to continue his legacy.

May his soul, rest in peace.

Deep said...

Very sad news indeed.

May his soul rest in peace.

Comic World said...

Col.Worobu: Yes,very sad news as he was only 71.He has registered his place in history of Indian comics.

Comic World said...

Rafiq Raja: True,Rafiq Bhai,but i am afraid there is no one in his family to continue his legacy.

Comic World said...

Deep: Yeah,Deep 100% agree with you.

विनीता यशस्वी said...

Really sad news.

May his soul rest in peace.

PD said...

स्वर्गीय गोविंद जी को श्रद्धांजली..

Phuktya said...

Its sad to hear the news of Govindji. You will have a place in our heart always through you creations.

Anonymous said...

An irreparable loss for all of us.
He was a real Hero.
My condolences to his family.

Rakesh

Anonymous said...

An irreparable loss for all of us.
He was a real Hero.
My condolences to his family.

Rakesh

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

My deepest condolences on the sad passing away of Govind ji to his family! He will be missed by his many friends and admirers.

Chatur Cheeta said...

My heart-felt condolences to the family of this creative genius but he remains immortal through his work.

Comic World said...

PBC: Very true,Prabhat.

gaurav said...

really sad news

DJ said...

He was also behind all the cute Kachhua Chhap ads in newspapers and local trains. I was lucky to have worked with a thorough gentleman like him. Would never say no to any work, at any hour, even if it meant when he was ready to leave for the day. He was also the illustrator for the serial stories in the Gujrati magazine
'Chitralekha'. May he Rest in peace.

Comic World said...

DJ: Welcome to CW,and thanks for information.Yeah,i can recall those kachhua chhap ads,and now can recognize the illustrations that they were from Govind Ji.
Can you let us know more about your association with Govind Ji.Are you also a illustrator!

Toonfactory said...

I have Govind ji's drawings from Chitralekha and some of his personal paintings too...Trying to get one tribute video on him produced soon...the write up is almost ready..just going thru the editing...was really fortunate to meet him and interview him while he was in one of his best spirits...

Comic World said...

Toonfactory: Great news,we are waiting eagerly for that video and write up.

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