The iconic and stubborn cartoonist, who was the daily source if entertainment for thousands of people in India, died in Pune today after having prolonged illness at the age of 94. He was the son of a school teacher , Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman. He become India's best known political cartoonist and was born in Mysore on October 24, 1921. He was a creative genius, and its a very legendary thing that Mr Laxman was known to have started doodling even before he could actually read. Amazingly, once his application was rejected by the dean who remarked that his drawings "lacked the kind of talent required to qualify for enrolment in our institution as a student". Mr Laxman often said that politicians may have been bad for the country, but they've been very good for his profession as a cartoonist. RK Laxman immortalised the passive, hapless common man with an uncanny perception and sarcasm in a daily commentary on his life which are somehow real and the truth that brought smiles to millions of people around.