Noted Political Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away

Famous political cartoonist Sudhir Tailang, passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana after battling with brain cancer for a long time. He was 56.

He was known for his political cartoons that chronicled contemporary Indian politics with wit and humour.

About Sudhir Tailang

  • Tailang was born in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Febnruary 26, 1960.
  • His first cartoon published in a newspaper at the age of 10 in 1970. He got his first major break in Mumbai based Illustrated Weekly of India in 1982.
  • As a cartoonist, he had worked in a number of Indian newspapers including Hindustan Times, Indian Express and The Times of India.
  • For several years he was with the Hindustan Times and his last assignment was with the Asian Age.
  • In 2009, he had published book of cartoons titled “No, Prime Minister” which carried cartoons on Manmohan Singh drawn during first stint of his Prime Ministership.
  • Awards and Honours: He was awarded Padma Shri (2004), India’s fourth highest civilian award for his contribution to the art of cartooning.

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