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R.K. Laxman to be accorded State funeral: Maharashtra govt.

A State funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist R.K. Laxman, who >died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, officials said.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman in Pune, an official from CMO told PTI.

Creator of ubiquitous mute spectator ‘Common Man’, Laxman was admitted to hospital in Pune on January 17 for urinary infection.

He suffered multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator. He died on Monday.



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