The Google doodle is celebrating the 91st birth anniversary of a Nobel laureate and Colombian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The doodle shows the magical city of Macondo which is depicted in Marquez’s best seller book named ‘A Hundred Years of Solitude’. More than 3 crore copies of the book were sold worldwide.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1927, in Aracataca of Colombia. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 for his contribution in literature. He also became friends with the leader Fidel Castro in the time of the revolution in Cuba.
Marquez was nicknamed as Gabo in Latin America and he was one of the prominent writers and journalist of the 20th century. He wrote twenty five books in his lifetime, out of which ‘The Autumn Of The Patriarch’ and ‘Love In The Time Of Cholera’ are most popular.
Marquez’s last book ‘Memories Of My Melancholy’ was published in 2004. The author was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1999 and he died of pneumonia at the age of 87 in April 2014 in Mexico City.