Doyen of Indian journalism Kuldip Nayar passes away

The Indian Journalists Association (IJA) deeply mourned the sad passing away of Kuldip Nayar, 95,  one of the doyens of Indian Journalism, in New Delhi on August 23.
He was a committed journalist who worked till his last breath as his last column appeared in the  Lokmat Times on August 23 morning.
He was a prolific writer, columnist and author of many books, well-known in India and abroad.  He had written columns in over 80 newspapers including Dawn and The Express Tribune published from Pakistan.
Nayar also fought for the freedom of the press for which he was imprisoned during the Emergency.
He was frank and fearless in his views which he pursued till his last.
He served as the Editor of several newspapers including The Indian Express and The Statesman.
He was a well-known human rights activist and served  as a member of Rajaya Sabha and India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
With a heavy heart, IJA sents its deep condolences to the family of Kuldip Nayar.