Renowned political cartoonist Sudhir Tailang dies of cancer
New Delhi: Battling brain cancer for quite some time, the renowned cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died on Saturday at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon. He was 56.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi condoled the passing away of Tailang, a political cartoonist of repute, She said that his fearless commitment to the right to artistic expression will forever be etched in memory.
About Sudhir Tailang:
- Tailang was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, on 26 February 1960.
- Sudhir made his first cartoon in 1970.
- He started his career with the Illustrated Weekly of India, Mumbai, in 1982.
- In 1983, he joined Navbharat Times in Delhi.
- His last assignment was with the Asian Age.
- He was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 for his contribution to the art of cartooning.
- He recently launched a book of cartoons titled ‘No, Prime Minister.’