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Veteran Journalist Sri Kuldip Nayar Left for His Heavenly Abode

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-05-16

Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member Sri Kuldip Nayar passed away at 12.30 a.m. on Thursday after a brief illness. He was 95.

 

Mr. Nayar was known for his stand against the Indira Gandhi government during the Emergency period as the Editor of ‘The Statesman’. He was arrested for his vocal protest during that time.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Sri 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 his commitment to a better India, will always be remembered. Saddened by his demise. My condolences.”



 

President Ram Nath Kovind also remembered Mr. Nayar. #PresidentKovind tweeted: “Sad to hear of the passing of Kuldip Nayar, veteran editor and writer, diplomat and Parliamentarian, and a determined champion of democracy during the Emergency. His readers will miss him. Condolences to his family and associates.”

 

His early books, ‘Between the Lines’, ‘India: The Critical Years’ and ‘Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent’ are considered valuable insights on the post-Nehru decades that saw instability and incoherence in the body polity of India.

 

His legendary news scoops will continue to inspire generations of young journalists for their sharpness, credibility, speed and the high standards of due diligence.

 

“Saddened by the demise of senior journalist, columnist & former MP, Shri Kuldeep Nayyar. As a columnist he candidly expressed his views in his widely read column ‘Between the Lines’. His contribution to journalism will be remembered. My thoughts are with his bereaved family,” twitted Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

 

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