Mario de Miranda

Indian Artist, Cartoonist & Illustrator

Mario de Miranda has not formally studied Art and began his career as a Cartoonist for the Times of India Group in 1953. He later moved into illustration and fine art. He has illustrated numerous books including Inside Goa by Manohar Malgonkar, A family in Goa and The Open Eyes by Dom Moraes. Amount his own books are Goa with Love, A little World of Humor, Sketch book, Germany in Wintertime, Impression of Paris and Mario de Miranda He has been invited to sketch and exhibit in many Countries including U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Spain and France. He is also the recipient of many National and International honours.

Indain artist Mario de Miranda died in his sleep on 11th December, 2011 in his ancestral house in Loutolim – Goa. He is survived by his wife Habiba and two sons Rishaad and Raul. He was ailing for the last 2 years but was active till his last days and was at a musical evening at a nearby restaurant 2 nights before

The Last Interview

This interview was recorded a few weeks before Mario Miranda passed away. In the interview Mario speaks about his growing years, influences, travels and, of course, Goa. This short film was shot by Arun Miranda for the Animation and Art School, Goa. Its use here is gratefully acknowledged.


The Mirandas of Loutolim have lived in the same small area on the north bank of the Zuari River for more than five hundred years. They were the Sardesais or revenue collectors of a small village called Raciem. when Goa was ruled by the Bijapur Sultans. ... Read more

Manohar Malgaonkar on Mario

Two years ago I found myself closeted with Mario in a foreign land. The country was rich, the wine heady and the natives friendly. Not surprisingly, we had a terrific time. ... Read more

Vinod Mehta on Mario


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A Series

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Weekly Cartoons Picture

Every Friday, we send you some pictures drawn by Mario. It may be cartoons, illustrations or a sketch. It is part of a series running over 3/4 weeks and follows a theme. It could be based on a city such as New York or Mario's take on " doctors " or " politicians" or a particular style of drawing. Please register for your weekly chuckle

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