“Through his (Laxman’s) cartoon, he held up a mirror to society – making us laugh at ourselves, while putting the concern of the common man at the forefront,” Gandhi said.
He described Laxman as an “incisive” observer and commentator of post-independence India.
“Deeply saddened at the passing away of the legend R.K. Laxman… My heartfelt condolences to his family,” Gandhi said.
The iconic cartoonist breathed his last in a private hospital in Pune Monday evening after a spell of illness. He was 94.