Bollywood Mourns Cartoonist RK Laxman’s Demise

Rk-LaxmanYesterday was a sad day for India as eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passed away at the age of 94, at Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune. Bollywood celebs like Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh, Ameesha Patel, music directors Vishal and Shekhar mourned the death of RK Laxman.

RK Laxman was loved by all the Indians, irrespective of their stature. He was known as ‘common people’s man’ after his iconic cartoon character ‘Common Man’. He died at the age of 94, due to multiple organ failure. Bollywood celebs tweeted to express their grief on this sad occasion.

Anil Kapoor: “Saddened to hear about the demise of #RKLaxman Had the privilege to be sketched by the legendary artist.”

Farhan Akhtar: “The common man just lost its first citizen. RIP R.K Laxman.”

Riteish Deshmukh: “RIP RK Laxman – a huge loss to us Mango People. #Respect #Legend”

Ameesha Patel: “Feel low hearing the news of the demise of super cartoonist RKLAXMAN..voice of d common man..RIP u will be missed”

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Esha Gupta: “RIP #rklaxman legend of depicting the common mans point of view through his cartoons..the boldest of all”

Vishal Dadlani: “The original Aam Aadmi of the nation! Goodbye, old friend. 🙁 “Feels like a kick in the gut! One of the bravest, most impartial, funniest cartoonists and political commentators ever! RK Laxman, RIP!”

Shekhar Ravjiani: “RIP R.K.Laxman. Thank you for reminding us all that even in the most trying times, there’s always something to smile about.”

The Maharashtra State government has agreed upon to honour RK Laxman with a state funeral to be conducted at Pune.

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