Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of 'Common Man', dies aged 94

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passed away on January 26, 2015.

Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of 'Common Man', dies aged 94
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New Delhi: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passed away on January 26, 2015.

Following his ill health Laxman was put back on ventilator support on Sunday morning.

A legendary cartoonist, who created the `The Common Man` was admitted in a private hospital earlier this month following multiple-organ failure.

Whereas, his condition was better until today morning when he was admitted again to a hospital in Pune.

His demise has left a major void. PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay his condolences.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley posted: Condolences on the sad demise of eminent cartoonist R K Laxman. He made his daily point while making us laugh.

Bollywood stars also condole the demise of RK Laxaman, actor Farhan Akhtar posted: The common man just lost its first citizen. RIP R.K Laxman.

Vishal Dadlani too remembered the legend.

A Magsaysay laureate, Laxman's cartoons regaled generations since 1950s. However, a few years ago he stopped drawing due to ill health.

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