The one who gave voice to a common man's thought, the one who portrayed what an ordinary man goes through in life in front of the society is none other than famous cartoonist -R.K. Laxman. Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, You Said It in The Times of India.
The Padma Bhushan Awardee R.K. Laxman died in the year 2015 and recently, a book which is based on the life and times of legendary cartoonist has been released.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released a book 'Timeless Laxman' which has been penned by cartoonist's daughter-in-law Usha Srinivas Laxman.
"I am very happy to be part of Laxman's journey in time," the PM remarked and added that he is also happy that Laxman's cartoons are being made available to all.
He said Laxman's cartoons could be studied in order to gain an insight into the upheavals in society and its various hues, viewed through the eyes of his famed creation, The Common Man.
"Laxman's creation The Common Man is timeless and famous nationwide. Every Indian citizen and each generation can see themselves in his mould. He is hidden in every common person in the country," Modi noted.
Laxman, through the eyes of The Common Man, chronicled Indian social-political history and regaled millions of readers daily in The Times of India and other publications where he worked for nearly seven decades.
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