Veteran Cartoonist R K Laxman passes away


Pune: Veteran Cartoonist R K Laxman passes away at the age of 94 after prolonged illness. He died of Multi Organ failure. The eminent cartoonist was put on ventilator after the Multi-organ failure last week. He was suffering from heart attacks at regular intervals since 2010.

He was best known for creating the cartoon Character “The Common Man”, which has shown the desires and the troubles of Indians for over half a century. He will be remembered for his sharp political humour.

He was the emperor of India’s cartoon world for almost six decades.

Starting from Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira Gandhi, from the Period of emergency to Atal Behari Bajpayee he never left to make cartoons of any one of them. He had showed the courage to produce cartoons against the most powerful people of the country.

The legendary cartoonist was born in 1924 in a Tamil family of Mahisur. He was the brother of Late Novelist R K Narayan and is survived by his wife Kamala and son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha.