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Friendship of a lifetime: The bond between RK Laxman and Bal Thackeray

Jan 27, 2015    

Mumbai: Having worked together in the Free Press Journal in 1947 as political cartoonists, the bond between Bal Thackeray and noted cartoonist R K Laxman remained intact through the passage of time, spanning decades.The last gesture the Shiv Sena chief made to his cartoonist friend was sending a bouquet to Laxman at his Pune residence when the latter turned 91 on October 24, 2012.Thackeray had earlier visited him in hospital after Laxman suffered a stroke; he had also visited the latter at his Pune house.Laxman, 94, passed away in Pune this evening after suffering multi-organ failure.Recalling...

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