Photos: Remembering R.K. Laxman, a life in pictures
Renowned cartoonist, illustrator and humourist R. K. Laxman was born on 24 October 1921 in Mysore.
R.K. Laxman was best known for his creation Ã¢ÂÂThe Common ManÃ¢ÂÂ, for his daily cartoon strip.
A statue of the 'common man', made famous R.K Laxman at Worli Seaface in Mumbai. Pic/ Bipin Kokate
R.K. Laxman's father was a school headmaster and his older brother was the famous novelist R. K. Narayan, who is best known for his work Ã¢ÂÂMalgudi DaysÃ¢ÂÂ.
R.K. Laxman's creations also include the sketches drawn for the television adaptation of 'Malgudi Days' which was written by his elder brother R. K. Narayan and directed by Shankar Nag.
R.K. Laxman was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in 2005 and Ramon Magsaysay Award in the year 1984.
R.K. Laxman's wife Kamala Laxman is a children's book writer.
While still at college, R.K. Laxman began to illustrate his elder brother R K Narayan's stories in a newspaper and drew political cartoons for the local newspapers.
The cartoons of the world-renowned British cartoonist Sir David Low had an early influence on Laxman. His earliest work was for newspapers and magazines.
R.K. Laxman's first full-time job was as a political cartoonist for a newspaper in Mumbai, where late Bal Thackeray, was his colleague.
The veteran cartoonist during his 90th birthday celebration with wife Kamala. City cartoonists pose with their illustrations of R.K. Laxman at the event.
Former Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan, R.K. Laxman and his wife Kamala Laxman at his book launch in Mumbai in December 2013.
R.K. Laxman with theatre and TV actor Aanjjan Srivastav.
Sharad Pawar at the felicitation of R.K. Laxman at Y B Chavan Auditorium, Mumbai.
R.K. Laxman with his friend and ex-colleague late Bal Thackeray.