Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar died early on Thursday (Aug 23) in Delhi at the age of 95, Indian media reported.
Nayar was born in Sialkot, in present-day Pakistan, in 1923. He headed a number of newspapers in Delhi and was also a renowned author and columnist, writing nearly 15 books.
Nayar's books include Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography and Emergency Retold. Nayar also served as India's high commissioner to the United Kingdom in 1990 and was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1997.
Nayar is survived by his wife and two sons. Nayar's last rites will be performed at Delhi's Lodhi crematorium on Thursday.