Legendary Cartoonist Narayan Debnath passed away

News Desk: Legendary Cartoonist Narayan Debnath, the creator of Bengali comic characters ‘Bantul The Great‘, ‘Handa Bhonda‘ and ‘Nonte Phonte‘, passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness.

He was 97.

Debnath, a recipient of the Padma Shri award, breathed his last at 10.15 am, at the Bellevue Hospital in Kolkata.

He was admitted to the hospital on December 24 and was on ventilator support.