Dharamsala : Deputy Speaker of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok offered his condolence to the surviving family members of late Sh. Kupdip Nayar (95), a veteran Indian journalist and author, who passed away at Escort hospital, Delhi on Thursday, 12.30 am.
Extending his condolence on behalf Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, he wrote that late. Sh. Kuldip Nayar was ‘one of the finest journalist, peace and human right activist and a strong political commentator.’
He further added that, ‘As a close associate of Late Shri Rabi Rai ji, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, he had been a staunch supporters of Tibetan cause. He had participated in many of Panel discussions on Tibet issue and meetings organized by India Tibet Friendship Society. Also he has written widely about Tibetan cause in many of Newspapers by bringing the fact at front-line by condemning the hard-line policy of Chinese Government.‘
Late Sh. Kuldip Nayar, an eminent journalist and an author, is survived by his wife and two sons. Born in Pakistan’s Sialkot in 1923, he began his career in journalism at Anjam – an Urdu newspaper and thereafter, went on to head various Indian newspapers including The Indian Express, The Statesman and contributed in over 80 newspapers in 14 languages including Deccan Herald, The Daily Star, The Sunday Guardian. He was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to journalism in 2015.
He was appointed High Commissioner to the UK in 1990 and was also a member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations in 1996. He was nominated as a member of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) of Indian parliament in 1997 too.
He had authored 15 books including Beyond the Lines, India after Nehru and Emergency Retold.
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