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Mario Miranda Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 2, 2018

Short Biography

Mario Miranda was born on 02-05-1926 in Daman in the state of Daman and Diu, India. He was an Indian Cartoonist & Painter.

Other Name: Mario Joao Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda, Mario de Miranda
Other Professions: Painter

Mario Miranda Complete Bio & Career

Mario Miranda was a famous Indian painter and cartoonist.He used to draw on home walls when he was a kid. He then started drawing in the book his mother brought him. He even dragged himself in trouble for sketching Catholic priests in school. His cartoons during his early life were based on the theme of vignettes of Goan village life.He attended St. Joseph's Boys' High School in Bangalore for his schooling and then perceived his graduation in Bachelors of Arts in History from t St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He was focused on the Indian Administrative Service during that period. He began studying architecture but soon lost the interest.

He began his career working in an advertising studio. He worked there for 4 years and then began his cartooning full-time career. His first break came with ‘The Illustrated Weekly of India’ in which his work was published. His cartoons and drawings brought him an offer from the ‘Current’ magazine. After a year, he got an offer from ‘Times of India’ which had rejected him previously. His creations such as Miss Nimbupani and Miss Fonseca featured in The Illustrated Weekly of India, Femina, and Economic Times.He started in London for 5 years and later get an opportunity to work with well-known cartoonist R.K. Laxman at Times of India in Mumbai.

He was invited by United States Information Services which helped him to showcase his art in the United States and also brought opportunity to work with the creator of Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz and got chance to meet Washington Post's editorial cartoonist, Herblock. He had held exhibitions in more than 22 countries including Japan, France, United States, Brazil, Singapore, Yugoslavia, Australia, etc. His cartoons are seen in the municipal market of  Panjim and on the walls of South Mumbai's famous hotspot, Cafe Mondegar, in Colaba. He has received many prestigious awards including a lifetime achievement award from All India Cartoonists' Association, Bangalore and ‘Padma Shri ‘. He was awarded the second highest civilian award of India, ‘ Padma Vibhushan’ posthumously.

Apart from cartooning, he created murals, paintings which got a good response as well. He published few books like Goa with Love, Germany in Wintertime, Laugh it Off etc. He also illustrated few of the books such as The Magic Clay Horse, Dul-Dul, A Journey to Goa etc. He spent later years of his life with his family n his ancestral home, at Loutolim and breathed last in 2011.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1988 Literature and Education
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2002 Literature and Education
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2012 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Mario Miranda died on 11-12-2011 in Loutolim, South Goa, India. He died at his home due to natural causes at age of 85.

DEATHDAY 11 December,2011 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Loutolim, South Goa, Goa

Mario Miranda Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He married artist Habiba Hydari. The couple had blessed with two sons, Rishaad and Raul.

Life's Important Dates Of Mario Miranda

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Daman
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Goa, India
School St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore
College St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Qualification B.A
Hobbies Painting and Traveling
Marital Status Married
Official Website www.mariodemiranda.com

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mario Miranda

  • He was featured in famous "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" video along with other celebrities in films, music, sports, and arts field.
  • He received the highest civilian honor of "Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic” by King of Spain, Juan Carlos.
  • He was honored with a doodle on his ninetieth birth anniversary by Google.
  • A road junction was named after Miranda in Mumbai in the year 2013.
  • An exhibition titled’ A pocketful of chuckles’ was held by Galeria Gitanjali at Panjim showcasing his work in 2016.

Mario Miranda Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mario Miranda was 85 years 7 months & 9 days old age.