Google's homepage on Saturday paid homage to Anant V Pai, who introduced Indian culture and tradition to millions of his countrymen through his Amar Chitra Katha comic series.
Drawn in the classic illustrative style of his Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle series, the doodle showed Pai, popularly known as 'Uncle Pai', surrounded by stacks of his comics.
Born Sep 17, 1929, Pai, a chemical engineer by training, was deeply interested in the Vedas, Puranas and other ancient Indian literature, besides religious, cultural studies and languages.
Frail but active, Pai died following a heart attack in Mumbai on Feb 24 at the age of 81.
Google doodles have now become the hallmark for commemorating events ranging from birth and death anniversaries to historical milestones.
According to the website, over 900 doodles have been created since 1998, with the maximum 150 this year so far.