Kuldip Nayar: The resolute Indian Journalist and bearer of many hats
Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar breathed his last on Thursday at the Escorts Hospital at 12.30 am in New Delhi. The tenacious human rights activist and the writer of several influential books was a prominent name who moulded the era of journalism in India. Nayar stepped into many significant roles in his life. Let's take a look at 10 fascinating facts about Kuldip Nayar
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- Kuldip Nayar was born in 1924 in Sialkot, Punjab, and moved to India after Partition.
- The eminent Indian writer studied journalism at the Medill School of Journalism from Northwestern University.
- Nayar walked in the shoes of a journalist, diplomat, parliamentarian and an author.
- He served as India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in 1990 and was later nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
- Kuldip Nayar also served as a press information officer to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri as well as senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister Govind Ballabh Pant.
- His long journey as a compelling journalist began as an Urdu reporter.
- Kuldip's inspirational career included working with a range of news agencies and media houses in India
- He also served as the correspondent of the Times, London, for over two decades.
- The confederate columnist is also well-known for his books like ‘India after Nehru’, ‘Emergency’, ‘Emergency Retold’, ‘Without Fear: The Life and Trial of Bhagat Singh’, ‘Between the Lines’, ‘Scoop! – Inside stories from Partition to the present’, and his autobiography ‘Beyond the Lines’, among others.
- Nayar was 94 when he died and is survived by his wife and two sons.
Kuldip Nayar's last riots will be performed at 1 pm on Thursday at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.
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First Published : 23 Aug 2018, 12:22:44 PM