Jan 27 - State Funeral for R K Laxman

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

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

Creator of ubiquitous mute spectator 'Common Man', Mr Laxman was admitted to the hospital in Pune on January 17 for urinary infection. He suffered from multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator. He died yesterday, Jan 26, 2015.

Mr Laxman, brother of late novelist R K Narayan, is survived by wife Kamala, son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha.


(News Report - NDTV)

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