The Hush Post: Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar has passed away. He died yesterday. He was 95. Following his illness he was admitted at a Delhi hospital on Wednesday night where he breathed his last.
Nayyar, who was also a diplomat and peace activist, was born on August 14, 1923. He started his career in Urdu journalism. He was a member of India’s delegation to the United Nations in 1996. He was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1990 and nominated to the upper house of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha in August 1997.
Born in Sialkot Punjab, Nayyar was born to Pooran Devi and Gurbaksh Singh.
He began his career as an Urdu reporter but later shifted to English journalism. He was also the editor of the Delhi edition of The Statesman.
During emergency he was jailed twice by Indira Gandhi. He has authored more than dozen books.