Sad News – R.K. Laxman passes away

IN30_LAXMAN_172080fLegendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, one of post-Independence India’s greatest caricaturists, died of a cardiac arrest at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here on Monday evening. He was 93.

Here’s are some of the reactions:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: India will miss you RK Laxman. We are grateful to you for adding the much needed humour in our lives & always bringing smiles on our faces. My condolences to the family & countless well-wishers of a legend whose demise leaves a major void in our lives. RIP RK Laxman.

Sonia Gandhi (Congress): Shri Laxman’s “Common Man”, for more than one generation represented India served as conscience keeper of establishment. His death is passing away of an institution.

Prakash Javadekar (BJP): This is a very sad news, he ws a great artist who created a benchmark with his unparalleled work. We deeply mourn his death, he will always remain an inspiring force for all of us.

Devendra Fadnavis: Saddened by the sad demise of Creator of ‘Common Man’ Padma Vibhushan Shri RK Laxman. His art and wit would be truly missed. RIP.

Sanjay Jha (Congress): What distinguished his charming wit and sardonic humor was that it was never vicious, malicious or insulting. A master of his craft.

Milid Deora (Congress): The best way for us politicians to memorialise RK Laxman’s legacy is to sometimes show courage to laugh at ourselves — a dying culture. RIP

Anil Kapoor: Saddened to hear about the demise of RKLaxman. Had the privilege to be sketched by the legend & inspirational artist.

AAP Twitter handle: RIP RKLaxman – The man who gave a face to the common man of India!

Manish Sisodia (AAP): RIP RK Laxman Sir. The aam aadmi will miss you. Your strokes empowered us every morning. Thanks for giving a ‘common man’ to the news world.

Kumar Vishwas (AAP): RK Lakshman, eminent cartoonist who was the first to portray the miseries of Indian Common Man, breathed his last today. Deepest Condolences.

Ram Madhav (BJP): Condolences on the demise of cartoonist RK Lakshman. He was the first to give the common man a voice. He was a soldier with cartoon as the weapon.

Aakash Chopra: Grew up believing that cartoons and RK Laxman were synonyms…couldn’t imagine one without the other. RIP RK Laxman.

Aaditya Thackeray: To meet RKLaxman ji was ofcourse an honour, but to see my grandfather meet him, was to travel in a time machine to see mutual love and respect.

Barkha Dutt: In a way ironic but fitting that one of the most incisive chroniclers of the Indian Republic dies on Republic Day. Go gently, RK Laxman

Rajdeep Sardesai: A legend is no more. The common man has gone out of our lives on R day: RK Laxman RIP.

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