Monday, December 12, 2011

Mario Miranda - Farewell to thee!

There was this magazine, The Illustrated weekly.
We used to read it very regularly.
For more than one reason.
And Mario's cartoons were among the first two reasons at least.

Last week we read a review of a book of Miranda's cartoons.
Now, we are told that the Man is gone!

Surely year 2011 is Annus Horribilis.
It robbed from our midst many a stalwarts.
Bhimsenji is one among them to begin the year.
Pandit Vijaya Raghava Rao is gone too!
Dev Anand (or Raju Guide for us) is the other at the end of the year.

There are many.
Yes, as you get old, you will have many occasions to say this.
But, loss is loss!

Here are my salutes to all the masters.

Mario Miranda! Farewell to thee!

Masters are Masters after all!

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