RK Laxman conveyed important social messages using humour as a tool and reminded the public that people in authority are fallible and human.

— President Pranab Mukherjee



We are grateful to RK Laxman for adding the much needed humour in our lives and always bringing smiles on our faces.

— Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Life even for the Common Man becomes worth living with Shri Laxman’s wit and wisdom in full cry.   To laugh and make others laugh and to think and make others think is the unique gift of every cartoonist of repute.

— Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Through RK Laxman's cartoon character - Common Man, he always had something important to say, which always remained a guiding light for governance.

— Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Shiv Sena founder Late Balasaheb Thackeray and RK Laxman were two doyens of the painting brush, who started their careers together and rose to great heights together.

— Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray



Laxman, a gifted storyteller, embellished his canvas with keen sense of humour

& satirist’s ability to take whimsical look at anything.

— N Chandrababu Naidu



Thank you for putting a smile on million faces every day. ‘The Uncommon Man’ RK Laxman.

— Anurag Basu



RK Laxman’s 'Common Man' represented India for more than one generation.

— Sonia Gandhi



RK Laxman and the common man deserve the Bharat Ratna. And nobody else.

— Shobhaa De



Every morning for over 50 years, RK Laxman captured the sights, sounds, and yes, above all else, the wit, humour, sarcasm of India.

— Rajdeep Sardesai



A great man who used a small space to tell such meaningful stories. RK Laxman brought joy.

— Harsha Bhogle