Revered cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died in Gurgaon’s Medanta hospital on Saturday after fighting a long battle with cancer. The satirical cartoonist was suffering from brain cancer since the past four months. Over three decades of his contribution in the print medium,he is best recalled for his role in the Illustrated Weekly of India.
Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Tailang dies of brain cancer
Sudhir entered into the news medium in late 1970s. It was in 1982, when he got the opportunity in Illustrated Weekly of India. Born in a humble family in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, Tailang was connected with the masses and therefore succeeded in articulating his expression towards the socio-political happenings in the apt manner.
Twitterati paid condolence to the death of the revered cartoonist:
Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang's take on our Radia media. One of his best ones. #RIP सुधीर तैलंग. Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/TVaWB7haoX
— Ram Gopal (@ramgopaldass_77) February 6, 2016
RIP #Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang pic.twitter.com/baskUUxR0C
— Aajay Awasti (@AajayAwasthi) February 6, 2016
Tailang is also known for his stint with The Indian Express, Hindustan Times and the Times of India. His last commercial venture is remembered with the Asian Age.
He was awarded with Padma Shri in 2004 for the excelling in the art of satirical cartooning. Born in 1960, he was merely 55 years old on his death. His premature expiry has left a huge void in the print medium.