The All India Forward Bloc place on record its deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Kuldip Nayar, an Eminent Indian writer and journalist. He was 95.
He was a known face among the press, who was never hesitate to call spade a spade. He was the first journalist who put in jail during emergency. As a political commentator, Nayar wrote his views freely on most political current issues. He all along fight against communalism and stands for human rights.
He was also the High Commissioner of India to the U.K. and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.
Every year since 2000, Nayar had been leading peace activists to light candles on the Independence days of Pakistan and India (14/15 August) at the Attari-Wagah India-Pakistan border near Amritsar. He had been working to free Indian prisoners in Pakistan and Pakistani prisoners in India, who have completed their sentences, but have not been set free. He was deeply interested in solidarity in this subcontinent.
The AIFB while paying rich tributes to the illustrious memories of Kuldip Nayar, expresses its deep condolences to his bereaved family.
(DEBABRATA BISWAS) Ex.M.P;