Monthly Archives: January 2015

R K Laxman

Dr Kalam showing the great R K Lakshman his book The Luminous Sparks. punyapublishing.com/general-books/
Dr Kalam showing the great R K Lakshman his book The Luminous Sparks, published by Punya Publishing, punyapublishing.com/general-books/

Today we mourn the death of a fearless, independent thinker and cartoonist R K Laxman. A Rare creative genius,who had a laser focus on situation of the country, its anomalies and contradictions. His satires had many layers. They were hilarious and poignant at the same time. One would have laughed and cried both. For example, showing flood and ravage all around after a cyclone, two poor persons sitting in rags saying,”Sixty thousand crores loss! But for the cyclone we would never have known we were so rich.”

A great observer and thinker whose few strokes of brush and pen said so much. His work has inspired many and will continue to bear a torch of not only good cartooning but values of independent thinking, keen observation and being honest to oneself.

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