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Multiple Organ Failure For Cartoonist R K Laxman

Noted Cartoonist R K Laxman suffering from serious health problems. Family sources told that his kidney, lungs and heart has relevant failures/infections and he is currently under treatment in Pune based hospital.

"On Friday evening around 5.30, he developed some complications and his home support staff rushed him to Midipoint hospital in Aundh, Pune. Doctors said he has had a multiple organ failure. Last night he was moved to the ICU at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital where he is on life support. Doctors said he is responding to treatment,” a member of Mr. Laxman’s family told.

In 2010, Mr. Laxman had suffered from a series of strokes that affected the right side of his body, severely impeding his speech. However, he continued to keep a punishing schedule, resuming sketching of his iconic Common Man cartoon.

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