The blow we received upon the death of R.K. Laxman still weighs heavy upon our hearts. Such was the influence of his creations such as the Common Man, that his niche will remain permanently carved in our minds! Come, let’s discover some lesser known facts about the maestro cartoonist’s life and the person that he was through the touching insider’s perspective of his daughter-in-law, Usha Laxman. This eminent lady has art running in the family! Being related to R.K. Narayan, the great Indian novelist of works such as ‘Swami and his Friends’ and ‘Malgudi Days’; Usha Laxman has grown up with a vast repertoire of books.
In a candid conversation with us, she talks about the late cartoonist’s last moments and also recollects the books that have been close to her heart. The message that she leaves behind for both book-lovers and non-readers is beautiful!
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