New Delhi: Internet search giant Google is known for commemorating its doodle to events and occasions. On Monday Google celebrated the 90th birthday of renowned cartoonist Mario de Miranda by dedicating its doodle to Miranda.
Miranda was born on 2nd 1926 in Daman, then in Portuguese India, to Goan Catholic parents. Miranda started his career as a cartoonist for The Times of India and other leading newspapers. He gained popularity with his works published in The Illustrated Weekly of India.
Miranda's earlier works were inspired by Goan towns, whereas his later works showcased materialism of urban Mumbai.
Miranda was awarded the Padma award in the year 1988, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and he was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan on April 4, 2012. He was even awarded with a lifetime achievement award by the All India Cartoonists' Association, Bangalore.