21 best of R.K Laxman Cartoons That’ll Change How You Think

The genius cartoonist of India’s living and political history, who brought millions of readers the gift of a chuckle every day.

Take a look at some of his best work with quotes from the ‘common man’ himself.

1. “Each morning I grumble, I plan to resign as I drag myself to office. By the time, I come home I like my work!”

R.K. Laxman

2. “Every one of my drawings is my favourite.”

R. K.Laxman

3. “Change? Does the colour of the sky change ever? My symbol will never change.”

R. K.Laxman

4. “Frankly, our politics is so sad that if I had not been a cartoonist, I would have committed suicide.”

R. K.Laxman

5. “Every single tree spelt adventure. I would scramble right to their top and watch the world from the heights.”

R. K.Laxman

6. “I am grateful to our politicians. They have not taken care of the country, but me.”

R. K.Laxman

7. “I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw.”

R. K.Laxman

8. “I have not forgotten that you can see the world through pieces of coloured glass.”

R. K.Laxman

9. “I think anarchy would have suited us better.”

R. K.Laxman

10. “It is impossible to say how to become a cartoonist; you have to be born with the gift, just as you cannot tell someone how to sing.”

R. K.Laxman

11. “I think everybody enjoys it when our mighty politicians are exposed in a comical and often ludicrous light.”

R. K.Laxman

12. “A cartoonist enjoys not a great man, but a ridiculous man.”

R. K.Laxman

13. “Cartooning is the art of insult and ridicule.”

R. K.Laxman

14. “Each morning I grumble, I plan to resign as i frag myself to office. By the time I come home, I like my work.”

R. K.Laxman

15. “Generally, people take everything for granted. They hardly see anything around them.”

R. K.Laxman

16. “My common man is omnipresent. He’s been silent all these 50 years. He simply listens.”

R. K.Laxman

17. “Nothing like India for cartooning and drawing!”

R. K.Laxman

18. “To a child, the reality seems much more fabulous than fantasy.”

R. K.Laxman

19. “Britishers who came to India missed Indian humour since they couldn’t understand our sense of domestic humour. They thought Indians have no sense of humour!”

R. K.Laxman

20. “Crows are so good looking, so intelligent. Where will I find characters like that in politics?”

R. K.Laxman

21. “This un-common man will always be remembered.”

R. K. Laxman

So long, Mr. Laxman. Farewell.

R.K.Laxman

indiatimes

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