Origin of Daddy-Ji
The character of Daddy-Ji was created by Harish M. Sudan who took inspiration from his brother-in-law, who was a bumbling person in real life. Daddy-Ji was basically a clumsy and inept person who was mainly concerned about himself. Each and every reader could easily relate to the character as there was someone like that in most Indian families.
Concept of Daddy-Ji
The plot of Daddy-Ji and the various misadventures were mostly inspired from real life incidents. Creator Harish M. Sudan based his stories on the different situations that occurred daily in his family, which sparked the story of Daddy-Ji further. The awkward character of Daddy-Ji had a son named Jojo who was the main source of the all the quandary and mess created by Daddy-Ji, throughout the course of the story. Other than Daddy-Ji, Jojo was amongst the most important characters I the series.
The name of Harish M. Sudan's daughter Yoyo was inspired from the name of Daddy-Ji's son Jojo. He also named his dog Bhobho in order to have similarities with the name of Jojo. Even though the comics series of Daddy-Ji was much popular during late 1970s and early 1980s, but Madhu Muskan Comics failed to maintain the characters popularity due to lack of quality and was unable to keep up with its competitors like Amar Chitra Katha, Manoj comics, Nutan comics, Chitra Bharati Kathamala, Diamond comics etc. Moreover, the increasing preference of popular western superhero comics by the Indian comics readers, led to the decline of Madhu Muskan and Daddy-Ji.
(Last Updated on : 01-12-2011)
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