Punjab’s Funnyman Dies In Accident
Chandigarh: Jaspal Singh Bhatti, one of the most beloved comedians of Indian television, died in a road accident Wednesday. Bhatti, 57, will always be remembered for his television series ‘Flop Show’ and mini capsules ‘Ulta Pulta’ during the golden days of Doordarshan in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The low-budget series ‘Flop Show’ is remembered even today for taking on the problems of middle class Indians in a quirky way. His wife Savita Bhatti produced the show and acted in all the episodes as his wife.
Born on March 3, 1955 at Amritsar in a Rajput Sikh family, Bhatti graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh as an electrical engineer.
He became popular with his street plays in the city. His plays were spoofs ridiculing corruption in society.
Before venturing into television, he was a cartoonist for the The Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh.
Lending his humour to issues that dogged India, like corruption and girl child killing, Bhatti was wooed by the political parties. The comedian’s latest film ‘Power Cut’, is based on the frequent power cuts in Punjab.
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