EX-EDITOR NIHAL SINGH NO MORE
NEW DELHI: S Nihal Singh, a doyen among editors and a writer of several books, passed away in a private hospital after a brief illness. He would have turned 89 on April 30. He is survived by his four sisters. Few of his era are still surviving and one of them is 94-year old veteran Kuldip Nayar, a syndicated journalist published in a large number of newspapers in India and Pakistan. A former editor of The Statesman, The Indian Express and Khaleej Times, he was active until recently, contributing a regular column to several newspapers until February. Before taking over as editor of The Statesman in Delhi, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the newspaper in Moscow, London, Indonesia and the United States. He was among a handful of editors who stood firm against the Emergency clamped by then PM Indira Gandhi and wrote editorials defying the censure, for which he was awarded the prestigious International Editor of the Year Award.