SUNDAY MID-DAY, JULY 8, 1984
Ajit a budding cartoonist
Question: After Laxman and Mario…. Who?
Answer: Ajit Rao.
Ajit Rao- or Ajit, as he signs is a MID-DAY discovery. Readers must
be familiar with the artful games he plays with letters, words,
symbols, roadsigns, film-posters. There is originality in his work
and a touch of genius.
Like most talented cartoonists, Laxman and Mario not excepted, he
is a quiet and modest person. The talent is not written on his face,
it is in his heart and his hands. He is also the most original cartoonist
one has come across in a long time. And he is young, just setting
out to conquer the world.
Unfortunately, as things stand at the moment, it will not be as
a cartoonist. He is an architect graduated from the J.J. School
of Architecture just a year back, doing his apprenticeship at present
with one of Ahmedabad's (which means India's) leading architects.
Drawing is a hobby and one can only hope he concentrates more on
it. The cartoon reproduced here combines the talents of Laxman and
Mario with Ajit's own special touch.