HYDERABAD: Noted cartoonist Kambalapalli Chandrasekhar, popular as Sekhar, died here Monday after battling cancer for several months. He was 48 and is survived by his wife and two sons.
Born at Suryapet in Nalgonda district on July 16, 1965, Sekhar completed B.Sc at Nalgonda and did MA in Telugu literature at the Kakatiya University. He started his career as a cartoonist with Prajasakti, a Telugu daily, and later went on to work in some English and Telugu dailies. He was working with Andhra Jyothi when death snatched him away. Sekhar drew more than 45,000 cartoons, many of which were published in English, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi, apart from Telugu newspapers, through his syndicate, Shekartoons. He had to his credit four books, including the popular Gidee Telangana. The Indian Journalists Union, AP Union of Working Journalists and Telangana Union of Working Journalists mourned his death.