Features Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| January 27, 2015| 3.00 pm IST R K Laxman, the man who enthralled generations of Indians with his daily cartoon strip You Said It in the Times of India is no more.  Since 1951 The Common Man, RK Laxma’s most iconic creation, had been portraying Indian politics and politicians through the eyes of an artist who saw humour and pathos in situations in India that was missed by most. Laxman who started drawing objects and creatures on the floor and walls of his house in his birthplace Mysore moved on to caricature his teachers and others before settling on the Common Man. The famous novelist R.K. Narayan was his brother. In his autobiography entitled The Tunnel of Time, Laxman wrote " I drew objects that caught my eye...the dry twigs, leaves and lizard-like creatures crawling about, the servant chopping firewood and of course number of crows in various postures on the rooftops of the buildings opposite..."  Here are some tributes to RK Laxman. Tribute to the great #RKLaxman, by my former colleague Varghese Kallada pic.twitter.com/XgqkeqPtTU — Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) January 26, 2015 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 Need 130 RTs. One RT = I Crore @Oneindia Cartoon #RIP #rklaxman pic.twitter.com/LYkSB3efuQ — Shama Sundara S K (@shamsundar_sk) January 27, 2015 Noted cartoonist Charuhas Pandit's Chintoo pays tribute #rklaxman on behalf of all Punekars. pic.twitter.com/MmgtHKSqSB — Paresh Joshi (@Bhagva_Dhvaj) January 27, 2015 My tribute to the Common man. #RKLaxman pic.twitter.com/fNVKC3D2Rx — Anjali George (@AnjaliGorg) January 26, 2015 Tweet
Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!
You can also support us with a one-time payment.