Today Google has commemorated the 91st birthday of famous Spanish author, screenwriter and journalist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, affectionately known as Gabo. Garcia is very famous for his works such as One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and Of Love and Other Demons among others. Born in Aracataca, Colombia, Garcia is one of the most renowned and significant authors of the 20th century. In his long writing career, he wrote over 25 books and transported his readers to the world of magical realism. Apart from fiction, Garcia wrote a number of non-fictional novels as well. News of Kidnapping is one the famous ones. Apart from being a writer, he was also known for his political activism and the same is reflected in his non-fiction works. Also Read - Google Starts Rolling Out New Account Switcher on Play Store

Mahasweta Devi’s 92nd Birthday: Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Writer-Activist

Mahasweta Devi’s 92nd Birthday: Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Writer-Activist



“Gabo’s keen sense of political activism and courage also allowed him to author a number of non-fictional works that eloquently document the times that he lived in, ‘News of a Kidnapping’ being among the most famous of these. For all this and more, we celebrate the 91st birthday of a cultural icon whose star continues to shine brightly over the literary and journalistic worlds of Latin America and beyond.Feliz cumpleaños, Gabo!,” the Google Doodle blogs reads. Also Read - Google Starts Rolling Out New Account Switcher on Play Store

The Doodle is the depiction of the magical city of Macondo, a fictional city in his book, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. Garcia’s Google Doodle sketch is a vibrant one and has South American appeal. The doodle shows lush green canopy and lively rainforest as a backdrop and a typical Latin American couple along with few specifics from his book Google remembers Marquez with a vibrant and a colorful doodle. Today’s doodle has been designed by Matthew Cruickshank Also Read - Google Squashes April Fools' Day Plans Including Their Infamous Jokes to Show Solidarity With COVID-19 Infected People