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Kuldip Nayar Was Champion Of Democracy During The Emergency: Kovind

Apart from being an eminent journalist he was also the High Commissioner of India to the U.K. and was nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.

Kuldip Nayar  Was Champion Of Democracy During The Emergency: Kovind
The last rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi on Thursday. | File Photo
Kuldip Nayar Was Champion Of Democracy During The Emergency: Kovind
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2018-08-23T13:01:22+05:30

As prominent Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar (95) died in New Delhi on Thursday tributes from across all platforms started to make the rounds in social media.

Nayyar died at around 12.30 a.m. at a private hospital, his elder son Sudhir Nayyar told media. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

According to reports, he He was suffering from pneumonia. The last rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.

Apart from being an eminent journalist he was also the High Commissioner of India to the U.K. and was nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.

Renowned politicians and journalists paid their tributes to Nayar by twitting about Nayar's work. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet remarked that Nayar was "frank and fearless in his views."

President Ram Nath Kovind sent his condolences by twitting that Nayar was a "determined champion of democracy".

Pointing out at Nayar’s work during emergency Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a tweet said that he will be “remembered for opposing the Emergency”.

Amit Shah, National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, also sent his condolences saying “His passing away is a loss to India’s journalism.”

Mamata Banerjee regarded Nayar as a “fearless, popular veteran journalist”.

Historian Ramachandra Guha said Nayar was a journalist “who followed the dictates of his conscience rather than the lure of money or fame”.

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