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Abani Kumar Rath


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Location: , India
Member Since: April 28, 2017

Bom in 1972 in the state of Orissa in India, I, Abani Kumar Rath post-graduated in Chemistry in 1993 and acquired a degree in Law in 1997. I had an inclination towards cartoon since my childhood. Seriously started cartooning with the publication of a political cartoon in a local satirical magazine in 1989. After that I have not looked back and now have a vast experience of more than a decade and half in this field.
Thousands of cartoons have been published in various newspapers, periodicals, magazines viz. The Sun Times, The Samaja, The Sambad, The Prajatantra, Durmukha etc. Illustrations have also been published in various magazines and newsletters viz. Sansara, Budbak Ubacha etc. Designed cover pages for a number of books and magazines viz. Sri Hariboia, Nakali Bagha, Rupantara, Bhumika, Pratibeshi etc. Special mention prize in the 2nd FreeCartoons Web International Cartoonet Festival, China in 2003. Awarded first prize in the All India Open Cartoon Contest organized by a premier newspaper of India, the New Indian Express in the year 2001 and such competition organized by Bhilai Steel Plant, India for two consecutive years 1993 and 1994. Felicitated by various renowned organisations /institutions viz. Lions Club, Bolangir Municipality, Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, Zilla Lekhak Parisad, Pancham etc. Cartoons exhibited through out India. Presently working on Cartoon, Comic Strips and Illustrations etc. jointly with brother Aswini under the trade name Aswini-Abani.