It is shocking to hear of the sad demise of R.K.Laxman , the celebrity cartoonist albeit at a ripe old age of 94. In essence he was the voice of the common man. His cartoon strip “You said it !” adorned the pages of “Times of India “ for more than half a century .The paper gained popularity due also to Laxman’s cartoons apart from high quality editorials and well written articles that the paper carried. Fearless as he was, no one, howsoever high and mighty could escape his sharp eye and wit . In fact he held a mirror to the political class of the times The late Jawahar Lal Nehru personally complimented Laxman by making a telephone call, when post 1962 war with China, his cartoon featuring Nehru, obviously not in a favourable light appeared in TOI. That speaks volumes for both great personalities .
R I P Mr. Laxman !