May 3 2016: Had India's well loved and widely respected cartoonist-painter Mario Miranda lived , he would have been ninety today.
The India edition of Google honours him with a doodle this morning, with one of his many paintings depicting the Indian monsoon. A sight for sore eyes in these parched days!
Mario passed away on December 11 2011 in his home state of Goa after a lifetime of amusing and stimulating readers of the Illustrated Weekly of India ( now defunct) as well as Economic Times, FilmFare and other publications of the Times of India group.
If you want to be reminded of his work or acquire some Mario memorabilia, check here