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The News Minute | January 29, 2015 | 09:44 am IST Soon after news spread that noted cartoonist RK Laxman had passed away in a hospital in Pune on Monday, tributes from all quarters started pouring in for the creator of the iconic Common Man.  A significant chunk of the tributes, in form of illustrations in Laxman's memory, were posted on several social media forums.  A Tweeter by the username of Roflindian 2.0 posted this on his page. Goodbye R K Laxman. It's a heartbreak for the common man. A humble tribute. pic.twitter.com/wdnCdXofAD — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 26, 2015 Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan also tweeted RoflIndian 2.0's picture, the next day, but with no credit.  T 1751 - RK Laxman the silent yet visible sound of the conscience of a nation passes away .. prayer, peace ..SILENCE pic.twitter.com/xR9dDlMNM4 — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 27, 2015 Roflindian 2.0 reacted saying,  Dear @SrBachchan sir, thanks for sharing my sketch. Would greatly appreciate a mention. Best regards. — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 27, 2015 After not get an immediate response from Bachchan, Roflindian 2.0 said some media sites had also used his sketch without proper attribution.  Did not expect this sort of 'not giving two hoots' attitude from the icons. pic.twitter.com/QtL3GIQK8l — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 27, 2015 No insinuations against @SrBachchan. I have the deepest respect for him. Could be a genuine case of oversight.But @IndiaToday how could you? — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 27, 2015 Some began discussing the issue on the micro-blogging site when the man himself responded,  T 1751 - A clarification : the cartoons on RK Laxman's passing are the creative outputs of @Roflindian .. I got them on my mail and posted ! — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 27, 2015 T 1751 - @Roflindian thank you for the sketches on RK Laxman, they are quite remarkable. I got them on email. Did not know you had done them — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 27, 2015 He also put a post on Facebook saying, 'FB 841 - The iconic RK Laxman passed away .. I posted some cartoons that symbolised his departure .. they were made by @Roflindian .. many thanks ..' The actor's humble response seems to have only deepened the respect his fans have for him.  @SrBachchan Just one of them Sir - the weeping common man. Thank you. Its an honour for me, finding a place in your mentions. — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 27, 2015 @SrBachchan I'm honoured Sir. A few words of praise from you, a gigantic leap in self worth and faith for me. — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) January 27, 2015 This is what a few others had to say,   @SrBachchan Now this is what LEGENDARY ICONS ARE MADE UP OF!! Sir, you are a true Rockstar. Love you. @Roflindian — Doc Naik (@ZicoNaik) January 27, 2015 @SrBachchan this is what makes you the star of the millennium sir #respect @Roflindian — sahiba (@sahibalisious) January 27, 2015 @SrBachchan And that is why you are a legend.. #Respect :) Congrats @Roflindian :) — Bittu Sharma (@Sarcaism) January 28, 2015 Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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