Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be accorded the state funeral in Pune on Tuesday, an official from CMO told.

Creator of ubiquitous mute spectator 'Common Man', Laxman was admitted to the hospital in Pune on January 17 for urinary infection.

He suffered multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator. He died yesterday.

Laxman, brother of late novelist RK Narayan, is survived by writer wife Kamala, retired journalist son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha.

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