NEW DELHI(TIP): Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Dar, whose works graced several newspapers in a career spanning 58 years, died on Tuesday, November 26 morning after suffering a cardiac arrest, his family said.
He was 87.
Sudhir Dar was an award-winning Indian cartoonist, one of the ‘second generation’ of editorial cartoonists, active mainly from the 1960s to the year 2000, which included R. K. Laxman, Abu Abraham, O. V. Vijayan and Rajinder Puri.
Starting with The Statesman in 1961, he went on to work as the political cartoonist with Hindustan Times, one of the largest-selling newspapers in India, from 1967 for over two decades. Subsequently, he joined ‘The Pioneer’, then edited by the legendary Vinod Mehta, and finally in 2000 called it a day to work independently as a freelancer.
His originals are in possession of the Queen of England, Richard Attenborough, Yehudi Menuhin and many other world celebrities. Among other assignments, he illustrated diaries for the Ministries of Tourism, External Affairs, Jammu & Kashmir and draw calendars for the World Bank for 20 years.
His cartoons have also appeared in The Independent, The Pioneer, Delhi Times, New York Times, Washington Post and Saturday Review, among others.