The renowned Goan cartoonist and illustrator Mario Miranda passed away today in his village of Loutulim, Goa.
Mario-bab was an old world Goan and had in him that inestimable quality of graciousness. He was known best for his brilliant depiction of Goa and his political satire. His canvas was often ‘busy’ but insofar as Goa is concerned, it reflected Mario‘s deep love for his Goan homeland, his insight into its culture, and his attention to detail.
One morning in 2007 when my wife and I dropped by unannounced at his house in Loutolim, he was kind enough to spend time with us, and presented us a signed copy of his book, GOA with love.