New Delhi: The 61st birthday of Douglas Adams, the noted author and humorist, is being celebrated with an animated doodle on homepage across the globe.
Adams, born on March 11, 1952 started his career in radio broadcasting at one of the BBC Radio stations. His work for the UK radio industry earned him a place in the hall of fame of the UK Radio Academy.
The Google doodle showcases one of Adams most well-known works “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” – a comic science fiction series with its movie adaptation in 2005.
The doodle features a towel, a bag, a cup of tea and a few other items.
The doodle also features a robotic character when clicked on the liftdoor. The robot, named Marvin, is one of the several characters from Adam’s novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Douglas Adams wrote some of the best English novels at his time, with some of his books selling more than 15 million copies worldwide.
A music aficionado who played guitar and piano, Adams was an environmental activist who championed the cause of wildlife conservation.
He died in 2001 at the age of 49 in Santa Barbara, California after a heart attack.