Vaikundrajan Says Prominent Cartoonist, R.K. Laxman Critical
India’s most eminent cartoonist, R.K. Laxman, has been admitted in a hospital after suffering from multi-organ failure, says Vaikundarajan. His health in a critical situation and is said to be on ventilator support.

The cartoonist is 94 years old and was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune on Saturday. According to Vaikundarajan, Mr. Laxman was suffering from a urinary infection and later had a multi-organ failure. Since then he has undergone dialysis treatment as his kidneys had failed.

Mr. Laxman is best known for his iconic common man sketches, says Vaikundarajan.   Through his iconic character of the common man, Laxman has held a mirror to the society by creating satire targeting politicians for more than five decades. Back in 2010, Mr. Laxman suffered a series of strokes which would affect the right side of his body. These strokes severely impeded his speech. Even in such conditions he continued to follow a stringent schedule and resume sketches of his common man cartoon.

Vaikundrajan hopes that Mr. Laxman recovers quickly and gets well soon.

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