New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India paid tributes to veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, one of the doyens of Indian journalism and a founder member of the Guild who died here on Thursday.
The Guild said in a statement that as its President, Nayar provided it energetic and visionary leadership.
“Known to be a reporter’s editor, Kuldip Nayar held many leadership positions in news organisations including The Statesman and The Indian Express, where he provided both edge and depth to its formidable team of reporters and editors.
“His many legendary news scoops will continue to inspire generations of young journalists for their sharpness, credibility, speed and standards of due diligence. An exemplar, Kuldip Nayar fought through his writings the oppressive Emergency regime that had imposed curbs on media freedom and as a result of which he was also arrested,” the statement said.
A prolific writer and an author of many books, Kuldip Nayar was also a human rights activist and was India’s High Commissioner to the UK and later nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha.