Book Writer Kamala Laxman passes away [ Current Affairs ]


A renowned writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away in Pune. She was 90. She was widow of fabulous cartoonist R K Laxman who was best known for his creation The Common Man for his daily cartoon strip 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 well - known Bharatnatyam danseuse and movie star.
  • They were divorced in 1960.

Her work:

  • Prominent Children books: The Thama Stories, Raman of Tenali & Other Stories, Thama and His Missing Mother etc.
  • Her Tenali Raman stories were episodic into 13 episodes and were telecasted on Doordarshan.
  • She was specially asked to write a series for children by the India Book House in the 1970s.

- Published on: November 18, 2015