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Google pays tribute to R K Laxman on his 94th birth anniversary

A neon Google logo is seen at the new Google office in Toronto,

New Delhi: Search giant Google honoured India’s legendary cartoonist and creator of ‘The Common Man’, R K Laxman’s on his 94th birth anniversary with a doodle on its homepage.

Best known for his common man character, Laxman drew into his cartoons as a witnessed hypocrisies and societal inequalities to silently expose.Google sketched out a black and white doodle, which displays the caricature-doodler’s art studio that has his work desk on the left and a number of canvases on the right.

In the center, Laxman can be seen sitting on a chair, sketching out “The Common Man” on a canvas; with him standing behind it, holding a newspaper. The Google logo can be seen in the background, spreading across the doodle.

Click on the doodle will take you to the search page where numerous sites are listed providing information related to him and his compositions.

Born on October 24, 1921, the “Pied Piper of Delhi” died on January 26, 2015, due to multi-organ failure and is now survived by his wife Kamala Laxman, son Srinivas, his daughter-in-law and his grand- daughter Mahalaxmi Laxman. Laxman, whose art work also includes sketches from the TV show Malgudi Days, written by his brother RK Narayan.

ANI