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Google doodle honours Mario Miranda on his 90th birth anniversary

Google paid tribute to legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda with a special doodle on his 90th birth anniversary.

Mario Miranda 90th birth anniversary Google Doodle
The doodle by Aaron Renier based on Mario Miranda's iconic style. Pic/Google.com

Guest Google doodler Aaron Renier, a comic artist known for portraying large crowds like Miranda paid homage to the legendary cartoonist by choosing his most popular style, very flat with criss-crossing interactions.

The doodle depicts a crowded street during a rainy day comprising of as Renier explains a rich litany of people, each unique in their perspective.

Born Mario João Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda in Daman, Mario Miranda as he became known popularly was a cartoonist and painter based in Loutolim in the Indian state of Goa.

Miranda was a regular contributor to major news publications in Mumbai. Among several honours, he was awarded the the Padma Shri in 1988, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan (awarded posthumously after his passing on 11 December 2011), the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India, by the President on 4 April 2012.

Mario Miranda at age 22
Mario Miranda at age 22

Mario Miranda has held solo exhibitions in over 22 countries, including the United States, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, France, Yugoslavia, and Portugal. His cartoons grace the walls of one of South Mumbai's most famous hotspots, Cafe Mondegar, in Colaba.

Miranda is also featured in the famous video "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara", which included a host of India's most notable personalities in arts, films, literature, music, and sports. A road junction in Mumbai was named after Miranda in 2013.

Mario Miranda's 1949 diary to release on his 90th birth anniversary
Mario Miranda's 1949 diary to release on his 90th birth anniversary

The Mario Gallery will release an illustrated diary of the cartoonist, dated to 1949 and make it available for sale online. “When Mario was young, he would draw everywhere — on the walls, on tables,” says architect Gerard Da Cunha, who manages the merchandising of Mario’s work after the artist’s death in 2011. “His mother gave him a diary to draw in and he continued [to maintain] that habit throughout his life.” (Read more)

In Pictures: Celebrating Mario Miranda's art
Mario Miranda cartoon
Mario Joao Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda (2 May 1926-11 December 2011), popularly known as Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist and painter based in Goa. On the occasion of Mario Miranda's birth anniversary, we celebrate the late cartoonist's most compelling works. (View images)

 


A look at Mario Miranda's best works
Mario Miranda's best works
He made Miss Fonseca and Miss Nimbupani household names, as his sketches captured the charm and essence of good ole' Mumbai. On the occasion of Mario Miranda’s birth anniversary, we celebrate the late cartoonist’s most compelling works (Read more)

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1 Comments

  • Dinesh02-May-2016

    Absolute GREAT artist...Commendable works of art surely. Deserves the highest honour...!!!!

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