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Fabled cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away, Sonia Gandhi, Omar Abdullah condoles

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 06, Feb 2016, 16:22 pm IST | UPDATED: 07, Feb 2016, 11:58 am IST

Fabled cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away, Sonia Gandhi, Omar Abdullah condoles New Delhi: One of the most reputed and celebrated Indian cartoonist passed away on 6th Feb 2016.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the passing away of noted political cartoonist Sudhir Tailang and said that his fearless commitment to the right to artistic expression will forever be etched in memory.

"Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has condoled the passing away of noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang. Saddened at his untimely death, Gandhi said that his depiction of contemporary events through cartoons and fearless commitment to the right to artistic expression will be forever remembered," The Indian National Congress tweeted.

Meanwhile, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also expressed grief on the passing away of Tailang.

"Very sorry to hear about cartoonist @sudhirtailang Was a big fan of his tongue in cheek humour. May he rest in peace," Omar tweeted.

Sudhir Tailang, who was battling brain cancer, passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon today.

Tailang started his career with the Illustrated Weekly of India, Mumbai, in 1982.

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.

He was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 for his contribution to the art of cartooning.

Born in Bikaner, Rajashthan, Sudhir breathed his last in Medanta hospital, Gurgaon.

Tailang kick-started his glorious career with the Illustrated Weekly of India, Mumbai, in 1982 and became one of the best. Sudhir made headlines recently, with his book of cartoons titled 'No, Prime Minister'.

Born in 1960, the famous cartoonist will always be remembered for his exceptional work.
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