R.K. Laxman

King of cartoon

Print edition : February 20, 2015

R.K. Laxman. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

The statute of "The Common Man", a fictitious cartoon character created by R.K. Laxman, at Worli Seaface in south Mumbai. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Laxman sent this, one of his last three cartoons, showing his common man reaching Mars, to the Indian Space Research Organisation a few weeks before his passing away. Photo: Courtesy: ISRO

There is much to be celebrated in R.K. Laxman’s (1921-2015) extraordinary life: his magnificent talent, his ability to conjure up Indian faces, and his uncommon wit.

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