The mortal remains of renowned cartoonist Mario Miranda were consigned to the flames at the Hindu crematorium at Pajifond in Margao in south Goa on Monday morning. His pyre was lit by younger son Rishaad.

Funeral mass

Earlier a funeral mass was held at the Saviour of the World Church in his village of Loutolim in south Goa.

Mr. Miranda, who died in his sleep on Sunday morning in Loutolim, was cremated as per his wishes.

His wife Habiba, family members, relatives and friends, dignitaries including Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, writers, professionals and hundreds of people from different sections of society were present.