Cartoonist R K Laxman felicitated
Pune: Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who has turned 94, was felicitated by his friends and admirers at a function here today.
Fans of the nonagenarian from all walks of life attended the birthday celebration as they fondly recalled his masterful strokes that immortalised and endeared the ‘Common Man’ to the reader over decades.
The birthday of Laxman which falls on October 24 could not be celebrated on that day as he was indisposed and the deferred function was organised today by Kailash Bhingare of Saraswati library in the city.
“We also displayed Laxman’s selected cartoons at his residence on the occasion,” he said.
Laxman’s wife Kamala welcomed the guests who included Vishwanath Karad of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), noted social worker Krishnakant Kudale, Vijay Kuwalekar, editor, Daily Lokmat and popular Marathi compere Suhir Gadgil among others.