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'Common Man' Cartoonist RK Laxman Dies at 93
SI Team
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
R. K. Laxman, whose 'You Said It' cartoon showcased hopes, aspirations, troubles and even foibles of the average Indian for about half a century, died on Monday in the western Indian city of Pune. He was 93.
Laxman had been ill for two weeks and died of multi-organ failure at a hospital. His death was confirmed by his son, Srinivas.
Mr. Laxman wrote many short stories, essays and travel pieces, as well as the novels "The Hotel Riviera" (1988) and "The Messenger" (1993) and his autobiography.
In 2005, he received the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award. Among his other honors is a statue of the Common Man in Pune.

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