Anant Pai (Uncle Pai) was arguably the face of Indian kids' fiction a couple of decades back. Be it Tinkle or ACK, all of us from my generation have read them. That it was available in other languages made it even more universal in appeal.
I met him once, since my neighbour then was an editor with ACK. He seemed like a regular nice uncle.
A lot of acceptable/ unquestioned stereotyping then is now seen as sexist, racist and so on. Our mythology itself often promotes sons and defines roles for women.
Which explains why many of the series are being revamped- Chandamama and ACK included.
It also explains the popularity of the Tulikas and Taras of the world.
Yet ACK has some gems and made history delightful and accessible to kids who are wary of it. That in itself warrants applause.
Good bye Uncle Pai. RIP.