On Friday, India has lost its one of the finest photojournalist. Indian photojournalist, awarded by Pulitzer award, died during the clashes in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar City in Afghanistan. He was there on a reporting assignment embedded with the Afghan Special Forces. 

On July 13, Siddiqui tweeted that he is “lucky to be safe” and recalled how the vehicle in which he was traveling came under attack by the Taliban. He wrote, “The Humvee in which I was traveling with other special forces was also targeted by at least 3 RPG rounds and other weapons. I was lucky to be safe and capture the visual of one of the rockets hitting the armor plate overhead.” He shared a thread of tweets and explained the full story. 

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Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India, condoled Danish’s demise and tweeted, “Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Siddiqui in Kandahar last night. The Indian Journalist & winner of the Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his family & Reuters.” 

Many journalists bid farewell to Danish Siddiqui on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:

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Danish Siddiqui had started his career as a TV news correspondent and later he switched to photojournalism. He worked with news agency Reuters and worked as a correspondent with the India Today Group from September 2008 to January 2010. 

Danish Siddiqui was graduated in Economics from Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia and has earned a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre from the university.

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