R K Laxman to be accorded state funeral: Maharashtra govt

A state funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, officials said.


A worker of Symbiosis, Pune cleans the statute of R. K. Laxman. His final journey – from Symbiosis to Vaikunth Dham – is being held amid the presence of artists, filmmaker and politics, who have come from across Maharashtra. Pic/ Sameer Markande

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be accorded the state funeral in Pune today, an official from CMO told PTI.

Creator of ubiquitous mute spectator 'Common Man', Laxman was admitted to the hospital in Pune on January 17 for urinary infection.


A stage being decorated for the final journey of R.K. Laxman. Pic/ Sameer Markande

He suffered multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator. He died yesterday. Laxman, brother of late novelist R K Narayan, is survived by writer wife Kamala, retired journalist son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha.

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