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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman [1] 24 October — 26 January was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. R K Laxman started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While as a college student, he illustrated his older brother R. Narayan 's stories in The Hindu. Later, he joined The Times of India , and became famous for The Common Man character, which turned out to be the turning point in Laxman's life. Laxman was born in Mysore in in an Iyer family.

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Born in Mysore on October 24, , Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman was the youngest of seven siblings one of whom was RK Narayan, the renowned novelist.

At an early age Laxman developed an affinity for drawing and was fascinated by the illustrations in magazines such as The Strand, Punch, Bystander and Wide World. At a young age, he began drawing on his own — on the floors, walls and doors of the house. His school teacher praising his drawing of a peepul leaf marked the beginning of his journey as an artist. Laxman joined the University of Mysore.

Subsequently, he turned to creating satirical and political cartoons for other local newspapers. During his college years, Laxman worked as a freelance artist and drew cartoons for the Swarajya magazine. He also worked on an animated film based on the mythological character Narada.

In , he began drawing cartoons for The Free Press Journal in Bombay alongside Bal Thackeray, who too was a cartoonist before he turned to politics and founded the Shiv Sena.

In he joined The Times of India group. It was during this time that he came up with the idea to start the strip You Said It, which would feature the ubiquitous Common Man as the central character. He passed away in Pune on January 26, at the age of 93 in the wake of a series of strokes he had been suffering from since The University of Marathwada, the University of Delhi and his alma mater — the University of Mysore conferred on him honorary Doctor of Literature degrees.

In , he was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan for his works. Laxman wrote and published short stories, essays and travel articles, some of which were compiled in a book titled The Distorted Mirror, published in During his childhood, Laxman was influenced by the work of renowned British cartoonist Sir David Low whose work occasionally appeared in The Hindu. Apart from being a cartoonist, Laxman had also published novels such as The Hotel Riviera in the year and The Messenger in as well as an autobiography, The Tunnel of Time in Laxman was the captain of his local Rough and Tough and Jolly cricket team.

He was denied admission. Young Laxman had a comedic streak from a young age. This can be traced to the times he drew caricatures of his father at home and of his teachers in school, much to the amusement of his siblings and peers. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter.

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R. K. Laxman

Born in Mysore on October 24, , Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman was the youngest of seven siblings one of whom was RK Narayan, the renowned novelist. At an early age Laxman developed an affinity for drawing and was fascinated by the illustrations in magazines such as The Strand, Punch, Bystander and Wide World. At a young age, he began drawing on his own — on the floors, walls and doors of the house. His school teacher praising his drawing of a peepul leaf marked the beginning of his journey as an artist. Laxman joined the University of Mysore.

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