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7 Super Viral Sketches Of Cartoonist Mario Miranda You Should See On His Birthday

Mario Joao Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda was born on May 2, 1926, the Sunday. Popularly, he was known as Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda. Mario was an Indian cartoonist and painter based in Loutolim in the Goa.

Mario Miranda was a caricaturist and illustrator who was through with his works and made Goa known for more than just a beer and the beaches and the bikinis! Miranda was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his ultimate works.

The year 2011 was the heavy-hearted year for Mario Miranda. He left the colourful world on December 11, 2011.

On his birth anniversary, have a look at some interesting facts about the hero of art-









7 Super Viral Sketches Of Cartoonist Mario Miranda You Should See On His Birthday

7 Super Viral Sketches Of Cartoonist Mario Miranda You Should See On His Birthday

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1. Ancestral Mansion

1. Ancestral Mansion

Mario lived in his 330-year-old ancestral mansion.

2. Career in advertising studio

2. Career in advertising studio

He started his career from an advertising studio. His work came into view in the Economic Times, Mid Day, Femina, The Illustrated Weekly of India, and The Times of India.

3. Off to Portugal...

3. Off to Portugal...

Mario was offered the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian Scholarship, that allowed him to travel Portugal and stay there for a year.

4. From Portugal to London

4. From Portugal to London

After staying in Portugal for a year, Mario travelled to London and lived there for 5 years. There, he learnt and did cartoons for newspapers.

5. Back to Povellion

5. Back to Povellion

After staying for 5 years in England, Mario back to Mumbai and started working with Indian Newspaper Agency- The Times of India.

6. Illustrated huge number of books!

6. Illustrated huge number of books!

Mario Miranda illustrated numerous books including Inside Goa by Manohar Malgonkar, The Open Eyes by Dom Moraes and A Family in Goa.

7. Wow...great job Mario!

7. Wow...great job Mario!

Mario was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and he was also awarded Padma Shri in 1988.

Mural in Café Mondegar

Mural in Café Mondegar

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