Veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar died on Wednesday night at a hospital in Delhi. He was 95 years old. His cremation will take place at Lodhi Road crematorium at 1 pm today.

Kuldip Nayar was active in the journalism sector for many decades. As an author, he had written several books including “India after Nehru” and “Emergency Retold”. He was a columnist and human right activist too.

Kuldip Nayar started his career in Anjam as an Urdu press reporter. He worked as the editor of ‘The Statesman’ newspaper. Nayar was arrested during the Emergency when he worked as an activist.

In 1996, Nayar was made a member of India's delegation to the United Nations. In 1990, he was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain and in 1997, he was nominated in the Rajya Sabha.

In 2015, he was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to journalism at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence awards.

Not only that, his column was published in more than 80 newspapers in 14 languages. Newspapers including Deccan Herald (Bengaluru), The Daily Star, The Sunday Guardian, The Statesman, The Express Tribune, Dawn Pakistan and Prabhasakshi carried his writings.