This article is from Jul 16, 2021

Danish Siddiqui, the photojournalist who showcased the demanding faces of violence and Covid pandemic is no more !

Danish Siddiqui, who worked as a photojournalist for Reuters, was killed on the Pakistani border in an attack while reporting the clashes betweenAfghan special forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban. An Afghan soldier was reported dead along with him.

From the protests against the CAA law in India to the portrayal of the plight of migrant workers affected by the Corona disaster from the medical care people received in India during the Covid pandemic to the violence against Muslims, and most importantly the drone image of burning pyres of people who were lost their lives to Corona’s second wave in India , Danish, who headed the Reuter’s multimedia team has a tremendous body of work behind him and there are a lot of emotions that Siddiqui displayed.

Beyond India, he has conveyed the most vulnerable emotions all around the world such as the Hong Kong protests, the Rohingya protests, Iran violence and much more. The United States has honoured him with the Pulitzer award for his outstanding Public service work on journalism.

Siddiqui’s latest news report was released just three days ago. In it he wrote about how Afghan forces were attacked by the Taliban.

The last post he shared on his Twitter page was of him recording an attack on them while traveling in a bulletproof vehicle with Afghan forces and taking a 15-minute break in the middle of a series of coverage in Afghanistan.



“The death of friend Siddiqui is very sad. I met him just two weeks ago, “said Farid Mumtaz, Afghanistan’s ambassador to India.

Reuters reports that it is in the process of gathering full information on Siddiqui’s death. “Danish is a great journalist, a dedicated husband and father. The co-worker we loved the most. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time, “said a Reuters news release.

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