Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor said India has lost its morning smile, on the expiry of legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic ‘The Common Man’.
Here’s what they tweeted:
Anupam Kher: With RK Laxman’s demise India has lost it’s morning smile.
Anil Kapoor: Saddened to hear about the demise of #RKLaxman Had the privilege to be sketched by the legendary artist.
Masaba Gupta: Humuor just lost it’s beautiful hint of subtlety. Thank you for keeping it cool yet classy. RIP RK laxman.
Rahul Bose: So very sad to hear of Mr R K Laxman’s passing. The quiet chronicler of modern India. He stands alone. My foundation salutes him. #RIP
Swara Bhaskar: Poetically tragic that the creator of ‘the common man’ passes away on Republic Day! #RIPRKLaxman
Kabir Bedi: For over 50 years nobody expressed the feelings and frustration of India’s “common man” better than Laxman. RIP #rklaxman
Shruti Seth: Now we’ve totally lost our sense of humour RIP #rklaxman
Vikram Bhatt: The illustrator of the common man passes away. Rest in peace #rklaxman. A salute from the comman man to the most uncommon amongst us.
Kunal Kohli: #RKLaxman RIP The day the common man died
Vishal Dadlani: Feels like a kick in the gut! One of the bravest, most impartial, funniest cartoonists and political commentators ever! RK Laxman, RIP!
Nikhil Advani: A common man with an uncommon voice. He always “said it” #rklaxman #RIPCommonMan
Subhash Ghai: My fond memories with RK LAXMAN amazingly simple man. He specially sent me 15 copies of his book signed by him 4me n library@Whistling_Woods.
Manoj Bajpayee: Aam aadmi is grieving today. His creator and voice departed forever. RIP RK LAXMAN
Ameesha Patel: Feel low hearing the news of the demise of super cartoonist RKLAXMAN…voice of d common man…RIP u will be missed
Gul Panag: The Common Man. #RIP. #Genius “@MANJULtoons: #rklaxman