News - Eminent Cartoonist Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman died
When? – On 26 January 2015
Reason – Due to cardiac arrest
Place - At Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital of Pune in Maharashtra. He was 93.
More about R.K. Laxman –
Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is 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 started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While a college student, he illustrated his elder brother R K Narayan’s stories in The Hindu. His first full-time job was as a political cartoonist was for the The Free Press Journal in Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for Common Man character.