Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died on Saturday in Gurgaon. IANS reported that the 55-year-old died of a brain tumour. His daughter Aditi said that her father had had two surgeries and chemotherapy for Stage IV brain cancer. He will be cremated in Delhi on Sunday.
Tailang won the Padma Shri award in 2004 for his contribution to the field. Among the media houses he worked at are Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Navbharat Times and The Indian Express. He was well known in political circles for his sharp wit.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar are among those who condoled his passing. During Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the prime minister, Tailang released a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, containing illustrations of Singh.