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Renowned Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passes away

Renowned Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away following a brief illness at in Kottayam, Kerala. He was 86.

He was popularly known as Toms and had created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

About V T Thomas

  • Born on June 6, 1929 in Kuttanad in Alappuzha district. During the World War II he had served in the British Army for a brief period.
  • Later he turned to the world of cartoons, following footsteps of his elder brother Peter Thomas.
  • He found his characters Boban and Molly at the age of 30 from his neighbourhood. Initially in 1950 the characters appeared in a cartoon column Sathyadeepam weekly.
  • But later in 1957 on these characters became part of Malayala Manorama weekly. He resigned from Manorama in 1987 and began his own publication.
  • The whole story of Boban and Molly characters described the issues faced by the middle class and the day to day socio-political developments through his cartoon column.
  • Some of his other famous creative characters were of the kids lawyer Pothen, the nincompoop panchayat president Ittunnan (chettan), the flirty Appy Hippy and so on.

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