R. K. Laxman

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R. K. Laxman

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman

Born:24 October 1921

Died:26 January 2015

  • He  was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist.
  • He was best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, You Said It in The Times of India, which started in 1951.
  • He 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. K. Narayan’s stories in The Hindu.
  • He got Padma Bhushan – Govt. of India in 1973.
  • He got Padma Vibhushan – Govt. of India in 2005.

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