Nayar’s first job was with an Urdu daily. He served in a leadership role in The Indian Express, too, and had written columns in over 80 newspapers, including the Pakistan-based Dawn and The Express Tribune.
Nayar was also a human right activist and a former High Commissioner of India to United Kingdom.
Mourning Nayar’s death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “KuldipNayar 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 his commitment to a better India, will always be remembered.”
Nayar’searly books, Between The Lines, India: The Critical Years and Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent are considered valuable insights on the unstable post-Nehru decade.
Cable Quest deeply mourns his demise.