Google pays tributes to legendary cartoonist R K Laxman with doodle on birth anniversary
"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.
RK Laxman was born on October 24, 1921. He died on January 26, 2015, due to multi-organ failure.
The doodle displays Laxman's art studio which has his work desk on the left and a number of canvases on the right. In the center is Laxman sitting on a chair, sketching out "The Common Man" on a canvas; with him standing behind it, holding a newspaper.
A click on the doodle takes one to the search page where numerous sites are listed giving away information related to Laxman and his compositions.
Laxman, who had worked in various places, created the popular mascot for the Asian Paints group "Gattu" in 1954. Some of his cartoons appeared in Hindi films such as Mr and Mrs '55. His art work also includes sketches from the TV show Malgudi Days, written by his brother RK Narayan.
He had received Padma Bhushan (1973), Ramon Magsaysay Award (1984) and Padma Vibhushan (2005).
There is a chair named after RK Laxman at Symbiosis International University.