Veteran Journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Senior journalist and author Kuldeep Nayar died at a hospital here. He was 95, his family confirmed on Thursday.His funeral will be held at 1 pm on 22 August, at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.

Nayar breathed his last at the Escorts Hospital at 12.30 a.m., and his cremation will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Nayar, who was also a human rights activist, served as High Commissioner to the UK in 1990 and was also nominated as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha in 1997.

A syndicated columnist, he has written 15 books including “Beyond the Lines” and “India after Nehru”.

Senior journalists, politicians, and other eminent personalities paid tribute to the veteran journalist.

PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Kuldip Nayar was an intellectual giant of our times. Frank and fearless in his views, his work spanned across many decades. His strong stand against the Emergency, public service and commitment to a better India will always be remembered. Saddened by his demise. My condolences.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “My deepest condolences on the passing away of veteran journalist, political commentator and human rights activist,Sh Kuldip Nayar ji. A role model for many in his profession and beyond, his demise ends an era of journalism of courage,ethics and values.”

 

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