Mario De Miranda:

Mario, who has held exhibitions in several cities of the world, does not limit himself to cartooning. His sketches and drawings have graced the books of Dom Moraes, Kushwant Singh, Manohar Malgoankar and Ruskin Bond. He has also illustrated children’s books for India Book House. His drawings on Bombay, Mysore and Bangalore, are well known.
Ask him what is a must in a cartoonist, apart from the ability to draw, and Mario says it’s a “solid background of books”. You “might be able to draw, but it is reading that gives you the background.” If there’s one thing he doesn’t like, it is politics. But he has learnt to deal with it stoically — it’s a professional hazard!
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S. D. Phadnis:
He is from a rare species of cartoonists who have not done political cartooning, “The Visual Experience offered by society is rich and universal and I enjoy it more than any thing else,”
His cartoons have a stylized grace and gentle humour is presented with finesse. Phadnis is a rarity, some of his best cartoons don’t have captions. That way he cuts language barriers.
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C. J. Yesudasan:
He drew his first cartoons for Janayugom, the communist party organ, in 1960 and three years later joined the Shanker’s weekly.
He has won about a dozen of awards including The Cartoonist of The Year Award of National Film Academy in 1998, Millennium Award for Best Cartoonist 2000 and Cartoonist of The Decade Award from the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam.
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It was in 1960s that young Pran thought of creating Indian comics having our own characters and based on local themes. Thus came into life adventurous teenage boy Daabu and Prof. Adhikari. But the character that made Pran popular was Chacha Chaudhary,
Pran has won the Thitholi award, 1982, People of the Year Award, 1995 by the Limca Book of Records and Rajdhani Ratan award, 1997.
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His main achievements are the production of an illustrated book of Ramayana for children, one-man art show at National Film Theater in London (1978) and over 250 one-man shows throughout Andhra Pradesh.
Government of Andhra Pradesh has announced the setting of a permanent art gallery of his works “Bapu Bommala Koluvu” at Hyderabad. He has received the President of India Award from the Academy of Fine Art, Tirupati. Perhaps, only cartoonists who is also prolific film maker, directing 31 films.
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Sri Gopulu joined Ananda Vikatan in 1945 under the leadership and inspiration of the great master Sri. Mali. Gopulu started to draw journalists illustrations, cartoons, caricatures, jokes etc. which are part and parcel of Tamil Journalism.
Sri Gopulu was confirmed with an award ‘Kalaimamani’ by the Government of Tamil Nadu on 26th November 1991, in the august presence of Hon. Governor Barnala and by Hon. Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi.
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S. K. Nadig:
He has worked as an assistant editor with ‘Chitragupt’ magazine. Apart from skits from he has published novels ‘Bannada Chitte’, ‘Kanasinolagondu Kanasu’ and ‘Kanneshwara Rama’.
He is one of the founders of Karnataka Cartoonists’ Association and a recipient of Karnataka Patrika Academy Award. At present he is contributing pocket cartoons to Udayavani, a Kannada daily.
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Mr. R. K. Laxman was felicitated with “Life Time Achievement Award” on
14th February 2002 by IIC.
R. K. Laxman:
Childhood, for R.K. Laxman, was a happy series of doodles in a large family, and he practised with chalk on the floors of his house. When he learnt to wield a pen and pencil comfortably, he began to generously supply beards, moustaches and shaggy eyebrows to photographs or sketches which appeared in books and magazines.
Awards and accolades have been showered on Laxman: CNN-IBN Life time achievement award, The Padma Vibhushan, The Padma Bhushan, Ramon Magsaysay award, numerous doctorates. But, to him, they have not mattered much.
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E. P. Unny was born in Pallakad, Kerala and began his career with The Hindu in 1977 and went on to serve in the Sunday mail and The Economic Times. He is now Chief Political Cartoonists with The Indian Express. His first cartoon was published in Shankar’s Weekly in 1973.
He is a science graduate, has studied physics at the University in the sourthern Indian state of Kerala.
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He identifies so much with his pen name that he says he doesn’t remember his real name anymore! Besides, his choice of pen name itself is intriguing: he calls himself Kaak — which literally means ‘crow’, perhaps the lowliest in the pecking order among birds.
But let’s remember that this humble scavenger has also been scientifically proven to be among the smartest in the feathered fraternity.
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