Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at the age of 95 in Delhi on Thursday after a brief illness. Nayar died around 12:30 AM at a hospital. PM Narendra Modi also paid tributes to the journalist:
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
Nayar was born in Sialkot in 1923 and was the first journalist to be jailed at the time of Emergency. He was also a human rights activist, served as High Commissioner to the UK in 1990 and was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
He also wrote books and had written a biography ‘Beyond The Lines’. He was keen in the peace relationship between India and Pakistan.