Maha Govt to give state funeral to R.K. Laxman


Pune: The Maharashtra Government has decided to give a state funeral to legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, who passed away on Monday.

Laxman died at the age of 94 at a private hospital on Monday evening. His last rites will be performed at Vaikuntha Crematorium aroung 12 noon Tuesday.

Top political leaders, media personalities, industrialists and film personalities have condoled the death of the veteran cartoonist.

President Pranab Mukherjee has also expressed his grief on the demise of Laxman saying that he is extremely saddened by his death.

Laxman was honoured with Padma Vibhusan for his cartoons.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao termed Laxman as one of the finest cartoonists, caricaturists and the most effective commentator on issues of national and international importance to have dominated the news space for such a long time.