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Google pays tribute to Padma awardee cartoonist Miranda!!

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Published on 2 May 2016 12:55 PM GMT

Google pays tribute to Padma awardee cartoonist Miranda!!
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Lucknow: While Google doodles to pay homage to the Padma Awardee Mario Miranda, newztrack.com brings you some facts about the cartoonist along with some of his famous works.

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  • Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist and painter based in Luotolim in the Indian state of Goa.
  • Miranda had been a regular with The Times of India and other newspapers in Mumbai, including The Economic Times, though he got his popularity with his works published in The illustrated weekly of India.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2012.
  • Miranda was born in Daman, then in PortugueseIndia, to Goan Catholic parents.

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  • At an early age when his mother saw him drawing on his home's walls, she brought him a blank book, which he calls his "Diary".
  • Mario Miranda's early cartoons presented vignettes of Goan village life, a theme he is best known for even today..
  • Besides cartooning, Miranda's murals are present on various buildings in Goa and other parts of India.
  • After retirement, Miranda lived in his ancestral home, at Luotolim, a village in Salcete, Goa, with his wife, younger son and their pets.

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  • In 2013, a road junction in Mumbai was named after Miranda.
  • In May 2016, Google honoured him with a Doodle on his 90th birth anniversary.

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