Web Desk: Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Indian eminent journalist and author Kuldip Nayar and commiserated with the bereaved family.
In a statement Thursday, he said the journalistic services of Kuldip Nayar to promote peace will always be remembered.
Indian veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member Kuldeep Nayar died on Thursday in New Delhi, at the age of 95.
His last rites will be performed today at the Lodhi Road crematorium. Nayar is survived by his wife and two sons.
He was born in 1924 in Sialkot, Punjab, and moved to India after Partition.
In his long career, he served as a press information officer to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri as well as veteran Congress leader and former Union Home Minister Govind Ballabh Pant.
As a journalist, he worked with a range of news agencies and media organisations in India and was also the correspondent of The Times, London, for more than two decades.
He wrote over a dozen books, and is best known for his works like: ‘Between the Lines’, ‘Scoop! – Inside stories from Partition to the present’, ‘Distant Neighbours: A tale of the Subcontinent’, among others.