The search engine giant Googal has honoured the Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda on his 90th birth anniversary with a doodle that has the characters of his cartoons along with Google logo alterations showing umbrellas in logo's colours.
In India, Mario Miranda is treated as an iconic cartoonist who was accorded a great respect across the board. Along with working with the print media he also made a noteworthy contribution to advertising industry too. He worked with publications such as Times of India, Economic Times, Illustrated Weekly of India and Femina.
Indian government awarded Padma Vibhushan to Mario in 2012 for his extraordinary contribution to the cartoonist illustrations and artwork.
Miranda (1926–2011) studied at St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore and St Xavier's College, Mumbai. He started his career in an advertising studio, where he worked for four years, before taking up cartooning full-time to work with the Illustrated Weekly of India to begin with.
He travelled abroad to learn as well work for newspapers and animation industry. His cartoons were also featured in the Lilliput, Mad, and Punch magazines.
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