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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Kuldip Nayar, renowned journalist, author and human rights activist passed away on Thursday. He was 95.

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) in 1923, Nayar graduated in law. He studied journalism and began his career with an Urdu newspaper called Anjam. In Pic: Kuldip Nayar at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi in 2015. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Nayar, a former editor of The Indian Express, was also the author of 15 books including “Beyond the Lines”, “India after Nehru” and “Emergency Retold”. In Pic: Kuldip Nayar during the release of his book 'Emergency Retold' in New Delhi. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Renowned photographer Raghu Rai, Author Kuldip Nayar and Aroon Purie at the release of Raghu Rai's photography magazine, Creative Image, on the first day of Delhi Photo Festival in New Delhi on October 30 2015. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

In 2015, he was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to journalism at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence awards in 2015. In Pic: Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar being felicitated by Arun jaitley at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award in New Delhi. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Nayar also served as the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom in 1990. In Pic: VM Tarkunde in conversation with Kuldip Nayar at the latter's fecilitation on his 75th birthday at Gandhi peace foundation on August 12, 1994. (Express archive photo by Hemant Mehta)

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95

Nayar was among the journalists who had staunchly opposed the Emergency imposed by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. During Emergency, he was jailed under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) for leading a protest against the excesses of the administration. In Pic: Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, Seema Mustafa and Justice Rajinder Sachar during a seminar on anti-emergency day in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma)

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