Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a coffee table book, titled “Timeless Laxman”. The book is based on the life of renowned cartoonist late RK Lakshman. He also asked Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis to see if any university of the state can do a case study on the social-political history of last four to five decades by taking RK Laxman’s cartoon work as a medium.
He also spoke about the iconic caricature created by the late cartoonist, ‘The Common Man’. He appreciated and thanked Laxman’s family for providing life to his work by digitalizing it. Cartoonist have the ability to observe and understand different characteristics of the people and that’s why they are ‘close to god’ and cartoons don’t hurt but have the ‘healing power’, he said.
Modi also shared how Laxman’s work created an impression in his mind. He Said “I always used to think why the aeroplanes have ‘Maharaja’ tag on them and not of a common man? This thought reached then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now few flights have common pictures on them”.