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

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

By Dhriti Sharma | Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 10:35 AM IST
PlayLegendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of 'Common Man', dies aged 94

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.