Panaji: Acclaimed cartoonist Mario Miranda (85), who made Goan landscapes and people come alive on canvas, died at his ancestral home in Loutolim early on Sunday after a long illness, family sources said.

“He had been ailing for long and he passed away peacefully in his sleep,” his grieving widow Habiba said

Miranda is survived by his wife and two sons. Lautolim is 35 km from Panaji.

Mario had been ill with multiple complications for few years and had not been very active on the art scene though he occasionally made sketches for some publications.