Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman

Educational Qualification:

B. A. from University of Mysore, India.

He is a:

Renowned cartoonist and illustrator. He is the creator of ‘Common Man’.

Style of work:

Political cartoons, humour, and touch of commoners’ day to day life is represented in his cartoons.

Awards and Recognition

Padma Vibhushan, 2005, 2nd highest civilian award awarded by the Government of India.

Padma Bhushan, 1973, 3rd highest civilian award awarded by the Government of India.

Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1984, Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts.

Pune Pandit Award, 2012, by the Art & Music Foundation for excellence in 'Creative Communication'

Honorary Doctorate, 2004, University of Mysore.

Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008, for Journalism by CNN IBN TV18.

Best Remembered for:

The comic strip ‘You said it’ featuring ‘Common Man’ in a leading newspaper.

Trivia

He is also a novelist.

His favourite bird is the crow.