Indian Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Killed In Afghanistan Clashes
Afghanistan: Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Taliban attack
Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui is killed in Afghanistan clashes. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist with Reuters was reportedly killed in an attack by the Taliban. The shocking incident took place in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar.
Danish was killed while he was on a reporting assignment. He had tagged along with the Afghan Special Forces on some missions. He reportedly died when the Afghan Special Forces came under attack by the Taliban.
Condoling Danish Siddiqui’s demise, Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India, tweeted:
Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last night. The Indian Journalist & winner of Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his family & Reuters. pic.twitter.com/sGlsKHHein
— Farid Mamundzay फरीद मामुन्दजई فرید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) July 16, 2021
Danish had started his career as a television news correspondent. He had later switched to photojournalism. He was a photojournalist with the international news agency Reuters
Heartbroken. Danish Siddiqui was supremely talented. A friend & someone who rightly ditched TV to embrace his true love, photography. Won a Pulitzer. Spoke to him just weeks ago for 📷 for my next book. Quiet & brave. Deepest condolences to his young family. Farewell, Danish. pic.twitter.com/vHSMl7Wqqm
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 16, 2021
In 2018, Danish Siddiqui and his colleague Adnan Abidi had won the Pulitzer Prize. It was for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.