North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condoled the death of creator of popular Common Man cartoon and eminent cartoonist RK Laxman.
In a statement issued here, Mukherjee said that he was extremely saddened on the news of passing away of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman.
“I feel personal loss because I was both an avid follower and subject of his cartoons. India will miss the genius who made the common man into a national icon. He conveyed important social messages using humour as a tool and reminded the public that people in authority are fallible and human,” Mukherjee said.
“Honoured by the Government with a Padma Vibhushan, eminent cartoonist RK Laxman was a conscience keeper to the nation through his cartoons. His death leaves a void in the world of creativity and social commentary which will be difficult to fill,” he added.