Google pays tribute to Padma awardee cartoonist Miranda!!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.