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Kuldip Nayar Wiki,Age,Family,Wife,Death,Biography & More

Kuldip Nayar

Kuldip Nayar was an Indian Journalist human rights activist, Syndicated columnist, author and Indian Journalist. He was nominated as a member of the upper house of Indian parliament in 1997. Every Indian will be remembered his contributions towards India. He started his career as a press reporter to being a bold and powerful Journalist.


Kuldip Nayar was born on 14 August 1923 in Sialkot(now in Punjab, Pakistan), Punjab, British India.

After India and Pakistan partition 14 August 1947, he moved to India. He started work as a reporter for Urdu press as editor of an English newspaper. He was selected as a high commissioner to Great Britain.

In 1975 emergency he had played a very important role in media.


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Physical Stats

Hair Color-White

Eye color-Black

Health Issue/Death

He was a pneumonia patient(is an infection in one or both lungs, fungi, bacteria, viruses cause it). He passed away on 23 August 2018 after celebrating his 95th birthday earlier that month. President Ram Nath and prime minister Narendra Modi expressed their compassion and tweeted over his death.

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Family, Wife & Children

His father name is Gurbaksh Singh Nayar and his mother name is Pooran Devi Nayar. By profession, his father was a Doctor. He was married to a Bharti Sachar. This couple has a two son Rajiv Nayar and Sudhir Nayar. Rajiv Nayar is a supreme court, senior advocate.

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His father


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His son Rajiv Nayar

In 1947 after India got divided into two nation: India and Pakistan. Kuldip family left Pakistan and get settled in India.


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Education & Career

Kuldip completed his B.A(Hons) from the Forman Christian College Lahore and he completed his LLB from the Law College Lahore.

The year 1952 he completed his Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University on a scholarship. He initially started his career as an Urdu press reporter. Nayar work as an editor of the Delhi edition of the English newspaper’s ‘The Stateman’. In 1990 he was appointed a high commissioner to Great Britain.

In 1997 August, Nayar also nominated to the upper house of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha. He works as a press information officer to the prime minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri and Veteran Congress leader and the union home minister Govind Ballabh Pant.

In 1996 he was a member of the Indian delegation to the united nations.

Kuldip also works for human right activist and a peace activist.


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Kuldip Nayar Award

He was awarded the Alumni Merit Award by the northwestern university.

In 2003 for press freedom he was conferred with the Astor award.

He was awarded the Shaheed Niyogi memorial award for lifetime achievement in journalism in 2007.

In 2015 Nayar was honored with the Ramnath Goenka memorial award for lifetime achievement in Journalism.

An award has been set up by his name ‘Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award’.The award motive is to honor people who serving media and have played a great outstanding role in Journalism. In 19 march 2017 one NDTV Journalist Ravish Kumar honored with this award.


Kuldip Nayar loves to eat mangoes.

According to him, his favorite leader is Jawaharlal Nehru.

He likes to read article, books, biographies and also love to writing.

Every year since for 20 years Nayar leads peace activists to a light candle on independence day in Pakistan and India at the Attari Wagah India-Pak border near Amritsar.

In 1995 he had started a tradition of candle vigil at Indo-Pak Wagah Border.

Nayar was a close friend of another Pakistani politician Ch. Jaleel Ahmed Khan. In 2013 his friend help to launch Nayar book in Avari hotel Lahore.

He always is known for a new south Asian perspective, Where india and Pakistan will be in a friendly position.

He wrote extensively about current issues and historical persons like Daniel Smith, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Barry Manilow.

Kuldip wrote 15 books including ‘Between The Lines’.

His books

1969Beyond The Lines
1971India-The critical Years
1972Distant Neighbours-A tale of the Subcontinent
1973Supression Of Judges
1975India After Nehru
1977The Judgment:Inside story of the emergency in india
1978In jail
1980Report on Afghanistan
1992India House
2000The martyr
2003Wall at wagah-India Pakistan Relations
2007without fear:The life and Trial of Bhagat Singh
2008Tales of Two cities

Ten days before his death he displayed the Flagged off ‘Aman Dosti Yatra’.This was his last public appearance.

He died at 12:30 am on 23 August 2018. His Funeral place is Lodhi crematorium.

Kuldip Nayar wrote syndicated-columns and op-eds that were published in over 80 newspaper in 14 languages including the daily star, The Sunday Guardian, Deccan, The news, The stateman, Dawn and Prabha Sakshi.


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