Google pays tribute to R.K. Laxman on his 94th birthday

A screenshot of Google's homepage showing the doodle.  

Search engine Google on Saturday honoured one of post-Independence India’s greatest caricaturists Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman on his 94th birthday with a doogle on its homepage. “Laxman was best known for his Common Man character, who he drew into his cartoons as a witness to the kinds of hypocrisies and societal inequalities Laxman wanted to silently expose,” Google said in a statement.

It said the doodle was in honour of his “deft artistic hand and sharp, incisive wit.”

Laxman died of a cardiac arrest at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital on January 26, 2015.

Laxman, born in the then Mysore on October 24, 1921, was the youngest of six sons of a school headmaster and the only one among his siblings to share fame with his brother, writer R.K. Narayan.

Growing up in the city’s idyllic environs, Laxman was influenced by the scathing caricatures of the New Zealand-born Sir David Low, a pre-eminent caricaturist of the Western world.

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