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Celebrated cartoonist Ajit Ninan passes away in Mysuru

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Mysuru: Celebrated cartoonist Ajit Ninan, who is best known for ‘Centrestage’ series in ‘India Today’ magazine and ‘Ninan’s World’ in ‘Times of India’ passed away at his residence in Mysuru on Friday. He was 68.

Ninan leaves behind wife, two daughters and two grand-children, sources said. Having moved from Delhi two years ago, he was residing at Brigade Symphony on KRS Road in Mysuru.

It is said that there was none in his house as he breathed his past. Sources said that his wife who was not keeping well had gone to their daughter’s house in Goa.

For ages, many readers of The Times of India, Outlook, Indian Express and India Today, celebrated his caricatures that took a sharp view of the politics. In fact, his series of ‘Detective Moochhwala’ characters in children’s magazine ‘Target’ had nurtured many readers.

The last rites will be held at crematorium, at the foothills of Chamundi Hills on September 10 at 1 pm, said family members.

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