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Google celebrates cartoonist RK Laxman's 94th birthday with a doodle

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 October 2015, 13:59 IST

Google is celebrating legendary cartoonist and creator of 'The Common Man' RK Laxman's 94th birthday by dedicating its today's doodle.

To hold him and his work in great respect, Google today sketched out a black and white doodle, which doodle 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.

When you click on the doodle it takes you to the search page where numerous sites are listed giving away 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, started off with his career as a cartoonist by doing part-time jobs for local newspapers and magazines. Later, he joined The Times of India and began his daily comic strip "You Said it."

Google has created over 2,000 doodles to celebrate different holidays, anniversaries and lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.


First published: 24 October 2015, 13:59 IST