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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayyar passes away, tributes pour in

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Veteran Indian writer and journalist Kuldip Nayar passed away today in New Delhi. He was 95.

Born in 1923 in Sialkot, he was one of the first journalist who was put behind the bars druing Emergency.

His last rites will be performed after 1pm at Lodhi Road crematorium.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first ones who remembered the eminent journalist.

Tributes from across the political spectrum is pouring in for the Nayar family, especially on social media.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted:

His autobiography Beyond the Lines  is known for an extensive coverage of India-Pakistan relations. He had interviewed Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan in which Khan had revealed that Pakistan had a nuclear device well before it was thought to have had it.

He had been a Rajya Sabha member and was also the High Commissioner of India to the U.K. and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted today

He had been a  correspondent of The Times, London, for more than two decades also.

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