Aabid Surti and Biren Ghose to be honoured at Animation Masters Summit 2022

Aabid Surti and Biren Ghose to be honoured at Animation Masters Summit 2022

Renowned artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti, and animation industry veteran and Country Head, Technicolor Creative Studios, Biren Ghose will be honoured at the 2022 edition of Animation Masters Summit. Organized by Toonz Media Group, the virtual Summit will be held from 23 to 27 May 2022 virtually.

Award-winning painter, cartoonist, author, playwright and environmental activist Aabid Surti, 87, has made significant contributions towards popularising cartoons and graphic novels in Indian languages in a career spanning over six decades. He is the creator of several memorable characters such as Dhabbuji, Inspector Azad, Doctor Chinchu and the much-loved Indrajal comic superhero Bahadur. A prolific author, he bagged the National Award in 1993 for his short story series titled Teesri Aankh. Having passed out of one of India’s oldest art institutions the JJ School of Art in Mumbai, Mr Surti is also an acclaimed painter known for experimenting and developing innovative and critically acclaimed painting techniques. For his invaluable contributions to art and society Surti will be awarded the Legend of Indian Animation Award at Animation Masters Summit 2022.

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