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Veteran Journalist and Author Kuldip Nayar Passes Away Nayar is remembered for his firm opposition to the Emergency imposed in 1975

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VETERAN journalist, author, and parliamentarian Kuldip Nayar died at a hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 95 and had been suffering from pneumonia.

The former editor of the Indian Express. Kuldip Nayar is survived by his wife and two sons. His cremation will take place in New Delhi today.

Kuldip Nayar is remembered for his firm opposition to the Emergency imposed by then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 and he was even sent to jail under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) for standing up for press freedom and excesses by the government.

Nayar had written 15 books including “India after Nehru”, his autobiography “Beyond the Lines”, and “Emergency Retold”. He had also served as the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1997.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned his death by tweeting his tribute. Many others joined in condoling his passing away, remembering his contribution to India’s media and public service.

#KuldipNayar: WHAT THEY SAID

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

Historian Ramachandra Guha

Left Leader Sitaram Yechury

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Editors Guild of India

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