R K Laxman To Be Accorded State Funeral: Maha Govt

27/01/2015 9:20 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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INDIA - NOVEMBER 06: RK Laxman, Cartoonist with a sketch of his most famous character 'Common Man' at his Residence in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Photo by Mustafa Quraishi/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

MUMBAI: 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.

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 .

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

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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