• Born on October 24, 1921, the “Pied Piper of Delhi” died on January 26, 2015.
• He is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and his grand-daughter.
“Laxman was best known for his Common Man character, who he drew into his cartoons as a witness to the kinds of hypocrisies and societal inequalities Laxman wanted to silently expose,” Google said in a statement.
Google sketched out a black and white doodle, which displays the caricature-doodler’s art studio that has his work desk on the left and a number of canvases on the right. In the center, Laxman can be seen sitting on a chair, sketching out “The Common Man” on a canvas; with him standing behind it, holding a newspaper. The Google logo can be seen in the background, spreading across the doodle.
Laxman, whose art work also includes sketches from the TV show Malgudi Days, written by his brother RK Narayan, started off with his career as a cartoonist by doing part-time jobs for local newspapers and magazines. Later, he joined The Times of India and began his daily comic strip “You Said it.”