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Cartoonist B V Ramamurthy and his work
B V Ramamurthy
B V Ramamurthy
B V Ramamurthy
The young will vote for honest education candidate sans criminal past! Someone I've been searching for!
How about a recycled New Year esolution from early years?
From tailing at each other to Indo-Pak talks for peace is welcome switch!
B V Ramamurthy
B V Ramamurthy
B V Ramamurthy
Railway minister blames at defective wheels for the recent mishap! Looks like wheels within wheels!
In the city of 'one-ways' one goes North by North-West!
I feel good about the $ 100 billion foreign exchange reserves! I'd feel feel better if that could save a farmer from suicide!

 

B V Ramamurthy
Daily Cartoon series...
Mr. Citizen

... in recent years...
B V Ramamurthy
We can't saarc our duty for the economic well being of SAARC, eh Gen Musharraf!
& ... in 70's
I'm looking for someone to scratch my back, while I scratch his, a poll ally to wit. Thank you!

Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy
This enormous textile gult has made me allergic to clothes .
I hope they wouldn't blame it on J.P'S Movement.
   
Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy
Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy
You are lucky if you could stabilise the prices at the level to be obtained in 1980.
Phone for you Sir! They seem to have stuck oil again.
   
Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy Mr. Citizen / B V Ramamurthy
It will be achievememnt if they could confine sex and violence to films only !.
As long as the pulls and pressures in the coalition are equal and opposite, the Ministry is stable !

Remembering RamaMurthy Through pics. and those days...

Two genious: RamaMurty with R K Laxman in 1978

Two genious: RamaMurty with R K Laxman in 1978

RamaMurthy along with his common man
Mr B V RamaMurthy was not only born cartoonist but was also had a sound and deep knowledge of english and Kannada. Mr RamaMurthy popularized the daily caption in Karnataka state (India) since 1958. His cartoons were daily published in Deccan Herald till March 24 2004. The common man was depicted in his cartoon.

Mr. RamaMurthy started caricaturing even in his school days. Celebrated journalists Philip Spratt of MysIndia and Phothan Joseph of Deccan Herald discovered his talent and encouraged him to draw for their respective journals.

In 1958 he started daily cartoons as "As you Like It". Regarding the daily cartoons Mr.Citizen no body in india would write the caption in one sentence. This is often called 'Punch Line' and he was famous for his lines. After some days, another genius Mr R K Laxman started
"You Said It" in Times of India.
B V Ramamurthy

Courtsey: The Finest International Political Cartoons of Our Time:1992. Edited by Joe Szabo.

Even David Lowe sent a letter of appreciation some time back. He use to do lot of oil / water painting also. Totally he was a great artist (cartooning, painting, literature). Since R K Laxman and B V RamaMurthy were contemporaries, Laxman shifted his base from Bangalore to Mumbai in 1948. Mr Laxman was working with a tabloid called Koravanjee in Bangalore.The editor was despeartely looking for a cartoonist then he made a comment on Mr RamaMurthy cartoons like this ... "Hey Laxmana, you shifted to Mumbai, so there is no worry for me as our own RamaMurthy is present here in bangalore."

M... We're thankful to Mr Ravi Tejas (Bangalore) , whose sincere and humble efforts made us to pay our heartiest respects to the genius through his contents for this section.
(S N Prabhu sn_prabhu@rediffmail.com)

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