“To become a cartoonist, you need three qualities: a sense of humor, the talent to draw, and a sound education.” R K Laxman
R K Laxman was a cartoonist, journalist, illustrator and humorist. For decades, he showed the Indian citizen who we are. He holds some of the highest national and media accolade for his exclusive work on the “The Common Man”. R K Laxman's great sense of humor gave birth to extensive ingenuinty in political satire. Men with like him are rare to find.
He was best known for his creation The Common Man, for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" in The Times of India, which started in 1951.
Laxman passed away at a hospital in Pune on 26th January, 2015 after a prolonged illness at the age of 94. He is survived by wife Kamala and son Srinivas, a former journalist.
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