Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) expresses its deep condolences on the passing of one its notable alumnus, Mr Kuldip Nayyar. An eminent journalist and author, who fiercely fought for press freedom and protecting civil liberties.
Mr Nayar was known for his efforts to improve the frosty relationship between India and Pakistan including leading peace activists to light candles on the Independence days of Pakistan and India at the Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar. He had also served as the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in the 1990s.
Mr Nayar was the author of 15 books including the best seller ‘Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography’ and ‘Between the Lines’, a book on politics. He was awarded with two distinguished awards, the Astor Award for Press Freedom in 2003 and the Shaheed Niyogi Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.
He was born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India on 14 August, 1923. He completed his B.A. (Hons.) from Forman Christian College, Lahore in the 1940s. Later he went on to study LL.B. and got a degree in journalism as well. Mr Nayyar passed away on 23 August, 2018 in New Delhi at the age of 95.