RK Laxman: Cartoonist behind India’s ‘Common Man’

RK LaxmanCartoonist RK Laxman is best known for his iconic character, the “Common Man”

Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman has died aged 94. For over five decades from 1951, his daily cartoon appeared on the front page of The Times of India, where the cartoonist offered a glimpse into the aspirations and quirks of Indians. Columnist and fellow cartoonist Rajinder Puri traces his legacy.

RK Laxman has been perhaps the most prominent cartoonist in India.

In large measure this is due to his platform – India’s premier newspaper The Times of India.

After Shankar (Kesava Shankara Pillai who is considered the father of political cartooning in India), Laxman became a household name among cartoonists.

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30893380

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