Renowned cartoonist, Sudhir Tailang, passed away on Saturday noon after losing a battle with a brain tumour. He would have turned 56 on February 26.
According to family members Tailang breathed his last at 12:30 pm and he would be cremated at 2 pm on Sunday at Lodhi road crematorium.
Tailang was under treatment for the last two years. He was in hospital for more than a month before he was brought home after doctors had given up all hopes of his recovery.
He worked with almost all the well-known banners including Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express. His last assignment was with the Asian Age.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 for his contribution to the art of cartooning.