EX-EDI­TOR NI­HAL SINGH NO MORE

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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.

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