Senior journalist Kuldip Nayyar died on Wednesday (August 22) late in the night. He was 95 years old. He breathed his last in a Delhi hospital. His funeral will be done in the cremation ground at Lodhi Road at 1 pm.
Kuldeep Nayyar was active in the journalism sector for many decades. He had written several books too. Let me tell you that Kuldeep Nayyar started his career as an Urdu press reporter. He had also been the editor of the newspaper The Statesman. Apart from journalism, he was also working as an activist. Kuldeep Nayyar was also arrested during the Emergency.
Kuldeep Nayar was born on 14 August 1924 in Sialkot. Kuldeep Nayyar took the degree of law in Lahore. He took a degree in journalism from USA and Ph.D. from Philosophy.
He has been working as the Press Information Officer of the Government of India for many years. After this, he has been associated with UNI, PIB, The Statesman and Indian Express for a long time. He is also the correspondent of ‘The Times London’ for 25 years. He is known for his stance on peace and human rights. His column ‘Between the Lines’ was well-known, which was published by more than 80 newspapers.
Kuldeep Nayar was a member of India’s delegation to the United Nations in 1996. In 1990 he was appointed High Commissioner in Great Britain, was nominated in the Rajya Sabha in August 1997. Not only that, in more than 80 newspapers including Kuldeep Nayak Deccan Herald (Bengaluru), The Daily Star, The Sunday Guardian, The News, The Statesman, The Express Tribune Pakistan, Dawn Pakistan, Prabasakshi, Columns and Op-Ed in 14 languages Writes.