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.