On the eve of 65th Republic Day, Indian Govt. has announced the list of esteemed Padma Awards for 2014. Ram Mohan, Father of Indian Animation & Founder of Graphiti, has rewarded with the ‘Padma Shri’ for his exceptional contribution for the upbringing of Indian Animation Industry.
Graduated in Science from the University of Madras and later gave up post-graduate studies to join the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division, Government of India in 1956. He received training in animation techniques from Clair Weeks of Walt Disney Studios, under the US Technical Aid program.
Ram Mohan has started his journey from ‘Films Division of India’ in 1956. Many of his films won numerous National and International Awards.
1969- National Award for the Best Film on family planning, “Baap Re Baap”.
1972- National Award for the Best Animation Film; “You Said it”.
1974- He was commissioned to script, design and direct a series of educational films on population and environment, “Down to Earth” for the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Family Planning Association of India.
1996- Communication Arts Guild Hall of Frame award for Life Time achievement. Series director:“Meena” for UNICEF, a series of 13 episodes dealing with issues concerning the girl child in south Asia.
2001- Advertising Club Award 'ABBY' for Life Time Achievement.
2002- Chairman, Graphiti Multimedia, Pvt. Ltd
2003- I.D.P.A. 'Ezra Mir' award for Life-Time Achievement. Broadcast India
2014-Padam Shri, India's 4th highest civilian award by Govt. of India.