Legendary cartoonist admitted in hospital


Pune: Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering multiple-organ failure, doctors say.

He was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in the western city of Pune on Saturday with an infection.

Laxman, 94, is in intensive care and on ventilator support, doctors say.

Best known for his iconic “Common Man” character, he is credited with holding a mirror to Indian society with his satirical works targeting politicians.