Shankar Pamarthy

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Pamarthy Shankar is a caricaturist and cartoonist from Hyderabad, India.

He won several national and international prizes in caricature contents both nationally and internationally. The uniqueness of his cartoons and caricatures is not in drawing the attention of viewers by nagging or mocking but instead through charm and exaggeration of the subject persons prominent features. His caricatures on prominent people like Barack Obama, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, A. R. Rahman, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Mike Tyson, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Abdul Kalam, Charlie Chaplin, Dalai Lama, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Luciano Pavarotti, Yasser Arafat, Aung San Suu Kyi etc., received wide accolades and prominence to him.[1][2][3][4]

He is currently[when?] working as a political cartoonist in Telugu daily Sakshi in Hyderabad with frequent exhibitions nationally and internationally.[5]

Awards and Prizes[edit]

  • First prize in Tabriz International cartoon contest 2005 held in Iran.
  • First Prize in Brazil International cartoon and caricature contest 2008 held in Brazil.
  • Bronze medal in free cartoon web international cartoon festival 2005 held in China.
  • Special Prize in First Indian International Cartoon and caricature contest 2005 held in India.
  • Special Honor Prize 3rd LM International Cartoon Competition held in china.
  • Honorable Mention in World Press Cartoon Contest 2009 held in Portugal.
  • Maya Kamath Memorial Award for Excellence in Cartooning 2008[6]
  • Best Political Cartoonist Award 2007 from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 3rd Prize Hindustan Times Caricature Contest 2000 held in India.
  • First Prize in Fish International Cartoon Contest.[7]


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  2. ^ "Shankar". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Indian Caricature & Cartoons - Shankar Pamarthy". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ Shankar Pamarthy. "shan'karicature'". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Shankar's Caricatures - Editorial Review: Events in Hyderabad on". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Indian Institute of Cartoonist". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]