23 Aug : News Express 24 :-
Senior journalist Kuldip Nayyar passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday night. He was 95 years old. Kuldeep Nayyar was active in the journalism sector for many decades. He had written several books too. Nayar was born on August 14, 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over the demise of Kuldeep Nayyar.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 23, 2018
Let me tell you that Kuldeep Nayyar started his career as an Urdu press reporter. He had also been the editor of Delhi’s newspaper The Statesman. Apart from journalism, he was also working as an activist. Kuldeep Nayyar was also arrested during the Emergency.
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.
Kuldeep Nayyer, ‘Between the Lines’, ‘Destiny Never: A Tale of the Sub Continent’, ‘India After Nehru’, ‘Wal at Wagah, India Pakistan Relationship’, ‘India House’, ‘Scoop’, The Day Looks Old ‘As many books were written. From the year 1985, the syndicate columns written by him have been published in more than eight hundred papers of the world.