Eminent Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Eminent journalist and author Kuldip Nayar passed away on Thursday. He was 95.
Nayar died at around 12.30am at the Escorts hospital. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital five days back.He is survived by his wife and two sons. His last rites will be performed at Lodhi crematorium at 1pm.
Nayar was also known for his efforts to improve frosty relationship between India and Pakistan, including leading peace activists to light candles on the Independence days of Pakistan and India at the Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar. He also worked in several newspapers.
He had also served as the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in the 1990s and was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1997.
He was arrested during the Emergency.
Nayar had written a number of best sellers including ‘Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography’ and Between the Lines, a book on politics. Nayar was also one of the most respected syndicated columnist and his columns and op-eds were published in over 50 newspapers.
He was born in Pakistan’s Sialkot in 1923 and he began his career in journalism in Urdu press.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Kuldeep Nayer. “Kuldeep used his pen to end hatred. His journalistic services will be remembered for ever,” he added.