(Last Updated on : 28/08/2019)
Doga is one of the most popular characters in Indian comics series
, published and distributed by Raj Comics. The famous Indian hero was created by renowned Indian comics creators Tarun Kumar Wahi and Sanjay Gupta and was designed and illustrated by Manu, in 1992. Doga is the first and only anti-hero character in the entire Raj Comics universe. Doga was first featured in the issue titled Curfew. Doga is believed to be amongst the three most popular and major characters published by Raj Comics. Along with Nagraj
and Super Commando Dhruva
, Doga also has a huge fan base amongst Hindi
Biography of Doga
Suraj was an orphan who was disturbed by past incidents and criminal influences on his present life. Due to unavoidable circumstances, he was compelled to become a vigilante and eradicate all evil
against humanity. He adopted a new persona and named himself Doga and concealed his true identity behind a dog mask. Doga believes in deracinating the problem instead of solving it. As the entire system is corrupted, Doga is not bothered about upholding the laws and rules.
Content of Doga
Daku Halkan Singh, a ruthless Dacoit found Suraj as an infant in a garbage dump. As he was an orphan, Halkan Singh raised Suraj, but treated him like a pet dog. During his initial years as a child with Daku Halkan Singh, Suraj witnessed several brutal crimes and murders that affected his impressionable mind and eventually turned him into a sociopath as he grew up. After Halkan Singh abandoned him, Suraj met with Adrak Chacha and his brothers and finally his life took a better turn. Adrak Khan permitted and inspired Suraj to utilise his gym, named Lion Gym. Suraj started weightlifting in order to develop his muscle mass. He also received martial arts
training from Adraks brother Haldi Khan. Adrak Chachas brothers, Dhania Khan trained him in boxing
and Kalimirchi Khan trained him as a marksman.
Eventually his new family
encountered a tragedy. Killota, a former gym member, established his own gym and tried to eradicate his rivals permanently. Adrak Chacha and his brothers were brutally murdered and Suraj was the sole survivor of the carnage that was committed by Killotas henchmen. This tragedy led Suraj to adopt his new incarnation as Doga in order to exact revenge. He wore a dog mask to hide his real identity. He terminated Killota and his gang and later settled in Mumbai
and became a one-man army against organized crime. After a certain period, Doga eliminated Daku Halkan Singh, who had become Minister Halkat Singh by that period.
Unlike other superheroes, Doga has no super powers and only has the ability to communicate with dogs in order to gather information. He solely relies on his combat skills, especially in martial arts and boxing, and his remarkable physical strength and stamina, which is gained through years of hard work in his uncles gym. Moreover, he has a strong willpower and can tolerate any amount of pain.
Supporting Characters of Doga
The other supporting characters in the Doga are as follows:
Adrak Khan was a former weight-lifting champion and the owner of Lion Gym. He adopted Suraj and trained to become Doga.
Dhania Khan was the younger brother of Adrak Chacha and a former heavy weight boxing champion. He was the owner of a boxing school named Lions Den and taught the techniques of boxing to Doga.
Haldi Khan was another brother of Adrak Khan and an expert in martial arts. He ran a martial arts training club named Lion Occult and trained Doga in different styles of martial arts.
: Kalimirchi Khan was a champion sharp shooter and a specialist in firearm and explosives. He was the owner of the Lion Aim Club, which was a training institute for shooting. Suraj was trained in shooting and enhanced his skills under Kalimirchi Chacha.
During his several missions and adventures, Doga has made many friends and a few of them know about his secret identity, Suraj. Some of his prominent friends are private detective Cheetah, a retired Police Inspector; and Monika; Cheetahs sister. It has also been revealed through the course of the story the Surajs real family is headed by Judge Chowdhary. Kiran is his real sister and knows his real identity. Suraj and Monika are portrayed to be emotionally involved.
Some of Dogas arch rivals include Kaal Paheliya, Kilota, Rakes Halkan Singh, Molden Killer, Jihari Bhai, Bulldog Ohanton, Raat Ki Rani, Big Bad Boss, Kharab Khopdi, Red Button, Kaalnitiya, Kale Boss, Bloodman, Sarkar, Yuva, etc.