April 17, 2018
NEW DELHI - Veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh passed away in New Delhi on Monday following illness, his family members said.
He was suffering from kidney-related ailments. He would have been 89 later this month.
"He was ill for quite some time. But he turned critically ill for the past one week," Indu Nihal Singh, his sister-in-law said.
Singh had worked with several leading newspapers including The Indian Express as its editor-in-chief, The Statesman as chief editor and Khaleej Times as editor. He was the founding editor of The Indian Post in 1987.
He was awarded the prestigious International Editor of the Year Award in New York for opposing the Emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
He worked as foreign correspondent in Moscow, London, the United States and Indonesia.
Singh was the first correspondent allowed to represent an Indian newspaper in Pakistan after the 1965 war.
Singh wrote extensively on both domestic and foreign affairs in his columns after his last stint as an editor with Khaleej Times.
His books include "The Rocky Road to Indian Democracy: Nehru to Narasimha Rao," "The Yogi and the Bear: Story of Indo-Soviet Relations" and "The Gang and 900 million: A China Diary". - Agencies
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