Mumbai:Ram Mohan,The GURU and Father of Indian Animation Industry and receipient of ‘Padma Shri’ for his exceptional contribution in Indian Animation Industry passed away.
Ram Mohan has started his journey from ‘Films Division of India’ in 1956. Many of his films won numerous National and International Awards. The Maestro’s animation journey ranges from so many titles and recognitions including renowned motion pictures of Bollywood, Chief of Animation at Prasad Productions, Ramayan with collaboration of Yogo Sako from Japan and his very own studio – Ram Mohan Biographics.
His Animation Education Academy – Graphiti Multimedia – has contributed to nurture immense number of artists. He has been a great mentor and inspiration for to various animators and digital artists. Many of today’s top notch heads of Indian Animation Industry are trained under him. He also received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Mumbai International Film Festival,2006.
1969– National Award for the Best Film on family planning, “Baap Re Baap”.
1972– National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animation Film: You Said It
1974– He was commissioned to script, design and direct a series of educational films on population and environment, “Down to Earth” for the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Family Planning Association of India.
1983 – National Award for the Best Animation Film: Fire Games
1996– Communication Arts Guild Hall of Frame award for Life Time achievement. Series director:“Meena” for UNICEF, a series of 13 episodes dealing with issues concerning the girl child in south Asia.
2001– Advertising Club Award ‘ABBY’ for Life Time Achievement.
2003– I.D.P.A. ‘Ezra Mir’ award for Life-Time Achievement. Broadcast India
2014 – Padma Shri, India’s 4th highest civilian award by Govt. of India.
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