NEW DELHI: Noted political cartoonist Sudhir Tailang, who was battling brain cancer, passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon today.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoled the demise of the noted cartoonist and said that his fearless commitment to the artistic expression will forever be etched in memory.
Expressing his condolence, director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, “Sad to hear that a great cartoonist dear friend & a wonderful person Sudhir Tailang has left us. You will be missed. My prayers 4 the family.”
Tailang, who started his career with the Illustrated Weekly of India, Mumbai, in 1982, was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 for his contribution to the art of cartooning.
In 1983, he joined the Navbharat Times in Delhi. For several years he was with the Hindustan Times, while also doing short stints with the Indian Express and The Times of India. His last assignment was with the Asian Age.(ANI)