Punjab, Haryana, Himachal CMs pay tributes to Nayar
Chandigarh/Shimla, Aug 23 : The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday observed a one-minute silence as a mark of respect to veteran journalist and noted writer Kuldip Nayar (95), who passed away in New Delhi.
The Punjab Cabinet described Nayar as a multifaceted personality, who served in different capacities as a diplomat and parliamentarian.
Recalling his remarkable services as a son of Punjab, the Cabinet said Nayar would be remembered by one and all for his efforts in strengthening Indo-Pak ties, besides fostering love, peace, brotherhood and amity between the people of both nations.
In a statement issued by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, he called Nayar an intellectual who fought for the freedom of the Press for a long period.
Through his writings, Nayar has left an indelible imprint on people, for which he would always be remembered, he said.
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, in a statement issued in Shimla, said Nayar was jailed for staunchly protecting the freedom of Press during the Emergency.