Prime News, National, New Delhi, August 23:- Veteran journalist, columnist and and former High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom Kuldip Nayar passed away here today, a member of his family said. He was 95.
Nayar died at around 12.30 am at a private hospital in Delhi, his elder son Sudhir Nayar said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet has condoled the demise of Kuldip Nayar. “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.”
He was the author of 15 books including “Beyond the Lines,” “India after Nehru” and “Emergency Retold.”
Kuldip Nayar (born August 14, 1923) was also a human right activist, author and noted for his long career as a left-wing political commentator. He was also nominated as a Member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament in 1997.
He is survived by his wife and two sons. His last rites will be performed at a crematorium on Lodhi Road in Delhi on Thursday at 1 pm.(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)