PM Modi calls Kuldip Nayar an intellectual giant; condolences pour in from all quarters

New Delhi, August 23, News24 Bureau: A veteran Indian journalist has breathed his last past midnight on Thursday and this has evicted emotional condolences from various quarters.President of India: Sad to hear of the passing of Kuldip Nayar, veteran editor and writer, diplomat and parliamentarian, and a determined champion of democracy during the Emergency. His readers will miss him. Condolences to his family and associates #PresidentKovind

Narendra Modi: Kuldip Nayar was an intellectual giant of our times. Frank and fearless in his views, his work spanned across many decades. His strong stand against the Emergency, public service and commitment to a better India will always be remembered. Saddened by his demise. My condolences.

Rajnath Singh: Saddened by the demise of senior journalist, columnist and former MP, Shri Kuldeep Nayyar. As a columnist, he candidly expressed his views in his widely read column Between the Lines. His contribution to journalism will be remembered. My thoughts are with his bereaved family.Sagarika Ghose: Rest In Peace #KuldeepNayyar sir. You will always remain an inspiration.Rajyavardhan Rathore: Saddened by the demise of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. A scholar, a prolific author and former MP, he leaves behind a rich legacy in the field of journalism.Shekhar Gupta: RIP Kuldip Nayar, India's first reporter to become editor in an era when top newsroom jobs were reserved for editorialists. A genuine scoop-man, and Ind-Pak peace visionary. You will be missed by journalists and peace activists.Shahid Siddiqui: Shocked to hear the passing away of veteran journalist, Kuldip Nayyar. He was a pillar of Indian Democracy, Secularism and a fighter for peace in the subcontinent. Its a huge loss for the nation. A personal loss for me he was a father, friend, and teacher for me. RIP