'''Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman''' (born October 23 1924, Mysore, India) is an Indian cartoonist, illustrator and humorist. He is widely regarded as India's greatest-ever cartoonist and is best known for his creation ''The Common Man".
R. K. Laxman was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He has won many awards for his cartoons, including Asia's top journalism award, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, in 1984.
R.K. Laxman is the author of books: The Very Best of the Common Man, The Tunnel of Time: An Autobiography, A Dose Of Laughter, Brushing Up The Years: A Cartoonist's History Of India, 1947 2004, The Distorted Mirror: Stories, Travelogues, Sketches, Laugh with Laxman, The Best Of Laxman, Servants of India, The Best of Laxman: The Common Man Watches Cricket, Collected Writings