R.I.P Mario de Miranda

Mario de Miranda 1926-2011The man has gone to make the angels laugh.

Mario de Miranda, whom I mentioned fairly recently here died in Goa. India and indeed, the world, has lost a cartoonist and an illustrator.
Mr. Miranda who has made generations laugh and think, was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the last few years — truly a terrible punishment for the man and his fans. He had never formally studied Art and dabbled in a variety of things including studying architecture before he found his true calling. He began his career as a Cartoonist for the Times of India Group in 1953. He later moved into illustration and fine art, being invited around the world to capture cities in his inimitable style. He has illustrated numerous books including Inside Goa by Manohar Malgonkar, A family in Goa and The Open Eyes by Dom Moraes. Amount his own books are ‘Goa with Love’, ‘A little World of Humor’, ‘Sketch book’, ‘Germany in Wintertime’, ‘Impression of Paris’ and ‘Mario de Miranda’ – about his entire works and life. He is also the recipient of many National and International honours.

There are enough news sites that can tell you more. I am only stopping by to grieve.

You can find his prints and books at his official site.

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2 Responses to R.I.P Mario de Miranda

  1. Riti says:

    Did you read the book ? The big one ? That is the best buy in my library :)

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