File Photo: Noted cartoonist Mario Miranda dead. He was 85. The veteran cartoonist, who has left an indelible mark in his field with his inimitable style, died in his sleep this morning at his ancestral home in Loutolim village in Goa. Miranda's creations like Miss Numbupani and Miss Fonseca were regularly featured in 'Femina', 'Economic Times' and 'The Illustrated Weekly of India'. Miranda studied at St Joseph's Boys High School, Bangalore and obtained BA (History) from the prestigious St Xavier's College in Mumbai.