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Kuldip Nayar- A prince of Journalism.

Journalist- a Human Right Activist - Kuldip Nayar has documented in detail, human rights violations by the State. Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member Kuldip Nayar passed away in August 2018.



He is considered as greatest “Scoop-Man” ever.  
Mr. Nayar was known for his stand against the Indira Gandhi government during the Emergency as the Editor of The Statesman. He was arrested for his vocal protest during the time.
He wrote his memoir,”Beyond The Lines”, and revealed that the he had been fired by Goenka because Indira Gandhi returned to power in 1980. He did not get job after 1980. He struggled a lot and ended up being High commissioner in London, and a Rajya Sabha Member.
If The Indian Express was the Emergency’s shining star, Nayar was its face.
He was conferred Ramnath Goenka Lifetime achievement Award in 2015.
His commitment to India – Pakistan relations remains noticeable as well.  He
His first job was with an Urdu daily. He served in a leadership role in The Indian Express, too, and had written columns in over 80 newspapers, including the Pakistan-based Dawn and The Express Tribune.

Apart from his work as a journalist, Mr. Nayar will also be remembered as a human right activists and peacenik, and a former High Commissioner of India to United Kingdom.

His early books:- Between The Lines, India: The Critical Years and Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent are considered valuable insights on the unstable post-Nehru decade.