Google, on May 02, 2016 is celebrating the 90th birth anniversary of legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda. The search engine giant, through their Google Doodle paid tribute to Miranda, who has captured a million hearts through his cartoons in Times of India and the Illustrated Weekly of India. The doodle featured Mumbai and Goa streets in the midst of torrential rains.
Miranda passed away on December 11, 2011, has authored umpteen numbers of picture travelogues on some of the most famous cities in the world. He in association with Manohar Mulgaonkar published a book on the history of Goa, which was well received among readers.
Aaron Renier is the guest doodler today on Google. As per Aaron, he approached Mario’s work by pretending that both of them were working together. Very flat drawing with by crisscrossing interactions is touted to be the most modern style followed by Mario, and it has been adopted in the Doodle tribute as well.
Google told that they were pretty excited to honor the legendary artist through Doodle. The company also added that works of Mario live on throughout India with full glory.
Mario has been awarded Padma Shri on 1988. On 2002, he was conferred with Padma Vibhushan one of India’s highest civilian awards. In his career, the cartoonist has conducted solo exhibitions in more than 22 countries which include, the United States of America, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Australia, France, and Portugal.
Miranda’s memory still lives in the walls of Cafe Mondegar, Colaba as it has one of the cartoons drawn on it. Gerard da Cunha, one of the closest friends of Miranda told that the cartoonist is a real gem of a person. He recalled Mario as a food and wine lover, and he used to have everything in moderation. Miranda was also an individual who love to travel a lot in his life.