Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of ‘Common Man’, dies

318281-laxmanMUMBAI: A state funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering from multi-organ failure, officials said.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Mr Laxman, who will be given the state funeral in Pune today, an official from CMO told.
Creator of ubiquitous mute spectator ‘Common Man’, Mr Laxman was admitted to the hospital in Pune on January 17 for urinary infection.He suffered from multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator. He died yesterday.
Mr Laxman, brother of late novelist RK Narayan, is survived by wife Kamala, son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha.
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