Vice President Ansari condoles death of cartoonist RK Laxman

Vice President M Hamid Ansari condoled the passing away of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman breathed his last on Monday at the age of 94.

New Delhi: Vice President M Hamid Ansari condoled the passing away of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman breathed his last on Monday at the age of 94.

In his condolence message, Ansari said that Laxman, best known as the creator of the "common man" touched the lives of millions of countrymen by his incisive humour and socially relevant messages expressed through his immensely popular cartoons.

Ansari conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message :

I am deeply saddened at the passing away of Shri R. K. Laxman, the most eminent cartoonist of our country in recent times.

Laxman, best known as the creator of the "common man" touched the lives of millions of our countrymen by his incisive humour and socially relevant messages expressed through his immensely popular cartoons.

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I pray to the Almighty to give them strength and fortitude to bear with their loss.

Laxman died in a private hospital in Pune after a brief illness.

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