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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.
Veteran journalist, cartoonist and political activist Rajinder Puri has passed away on 15 February 2015 in New Delhi. He was 80.
About Rajinder Puri
Rajinder Puri was born in on 20 September 1934 in Karachi (in undivided India) now in Pakistan.
His distinguished career as journalist and cartoonist spanned for more than six decades.
He drew cartoons for international daily The Statesman in 1956-57. Later he drew cartoons briefly for international newspapers like The Guardian and The Glasgow Herald (1958–59).
He was associated with Hindustan Times from 1959 to 1967. From 1972 to 1977, he was the editor and proprietor of Stir Weekly.
Rajinder Puri was the founding General Secretary of the Janata Party in 1977.
He has authored many books which includes India 1969: a crisis of conscience (1971), India the wasted years: 1969-1975 (1975), Government that works– and how! (1989), Recovery of India (1992), Bull’s Eye (2004).