Noted Political Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away
Posted on: 2016-02-09 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
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. Source: The Hindustan Times
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