Noted Children’s Book Writer Kamala Laxman passes away

A noted writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away on 14 November 2015 in Pune. She was 90.

She was widow of legendary cartoonist R K Laxman who was best known for his creation The Common Man for his daily cartoon strip You Said It in the daily The Times of India.

About Kamala Laxman

  • Laxman was born in Chennai and had graduated from Delhi’s Indraprastha College. She had studied interior decoration from Sir JJ School of Arts in Mumbai.
  • She was the second wife of R.K. Laxman. Incidentally, his first wife was also known as Kamala who was renowned Bharatnatyam danseuse and movie star. They were divorced in 1960.
  • Notable Children books: The Thama Stories, Raman of Tenali & Other Stories, Thama and His Missing Mother etc.
  • Her Tenali Raman stories were serialised into 13 episodes and were telecasted on Doordarshan.
  • She was commissioned to write a series for children by the India Book House in the 1970s.

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