By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi: Well-known photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering a clash between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Reuters reported quoting an anonymous Afghan commander.
Siddiqui, who studied journalism at Jamia Millia Islamia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, was associated with Reuters. He was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
Danish Siddiqui’s searing images on the Rohingya refugees, Delhi pogrom, & India’s Covid crisis will forever be imprinted in our minds. pic.twitter.com/SMwgmiLNTG
— Shalini (@ShaliniNair13) July 16, 2021
He has covered situations around the world over the span of many years. Some of his finest photographs are related to Delhi pogrom, workers’ migration in India and Rohingya refugees.
His demise has sent shockwaves among journalists and media workers. Senior journalists have expressed their grief over the same.
Rana Ayyub wrote on Twitter that Danish was one of the most dedicated journalists. ”Pursued his most passionate obsession, his love for the camera, capturing the truth however dangerous. You left too soon bhai,” she added.