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Sunday 25 June 2017

Neelabh

Neelabh Banerjee (born 1963), who signs his work Neelabh, is an Indian cartoonist and illustrator. He created the character of the singing donkey Gardhab Das along with his brother cartoonist Jayanto for the Indian children's magazine Target.

Neelabh was born in Lucknow in 1963.[1] He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for Target magazine, and later moved on to become a staff artist at the Times of India, where he is now national arts and illustrations editor. At the Times of India, Neelabh collaborated with associate editor Jug Suraiya to create the popular comic strip Dubyaman, 'a deranged superhero destined to skid on the banana peel of his own ineptitude' based on American president George Bush.[2] The comic strips were collected in a book, Dubyaman's Duniya, which appeared in 2002.[3][4] The two have also collaborated on the strip Duniya ke Neta which appears in the Times of India.