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Hansa. Hansa was created by the Indian creator J.B.H. Wadia (Savita Devi, Hind Kesari, Lion Man (II), Thunderbolt (II), Vantolio) and appeared in the film Hurricane Hansa (1937). Hansa is a Costumed Avenger. Centuries ago, in India, the wealthy merchant Veer Singh is attacked by his enemy Zalim Singh. Veer Singh is injured, his wife is killed, one daughter is kidnapped and the other, Hansa, is abandoned. Hansa grows up as an Untouchable but on becoming an adult learns the truth of her background and puts on a mask to become “Hurricane Hansa,” enemy of the wicked. She uses her athletic abilities and skills with sword and whip to depose Zalim Singh while also falling in love with his noble son Diler. Hansa is aided by her unusually intelligent horse Punjab-ka-beta.
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