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January 28, 2015

Missed It: RK Laxman, RIP


I'm greatly embarrassed that after tracking details of his latest illness, including a minor rally, I somehow missed completely when word finally came that RK Laxman, the Indian cartoonist know for his "Common Man" character, died on Monday, January 26. He was 93 years old.

Laxman's comics were a significant part of popular culture in India during its post-colonial era in the same way that Walt Disney cartoons will always have that sense of World War 2 about them. I'll have more tomorrow.
posted 10:15 pm PST | Permalink

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