New Delhi: Vice President Mohmad Hamid Ansari Monday condoled the death of famous cartoonist R.K. Laxman saying "he touched lives of millions by his incisive humour".
R K Laxman
"Laxman, best known as the creator of 'The Common man', touched the lives of millions of our countrymen by his incisive humour and Asocially relevant messages expressed through his immensely popular cartoons," Ansari said in a statement.
"I am deeply saddened at the passing away of R.K. Laxman, the most eminent cartoonist of our country in recent times.
"I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I pray to the Almighty to give them strength and fortitude to bear with their loss," he added.
Laxman died in a private hospital in Pune Monday evening after a brief illness. He was 94.
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