“Deeply disturbed by the unhappy information of the killing of a buddy, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar final evening. The Indian Journalist & winner of Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan safety forces. I met him 2 weeks in the past earlier than his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his household & Reuters,” Mamundzay tweeted on Friday.
कल रात कंधार में एक दोस्त दानिश सिद्दीकी की हत्या की दुखद खबर से गहरा दुख हुआ।भारतीय पत्रकार और पुलित्जर पुरस्कार… https://t.co/FaA0PeqPN6
— Farid Mamundzay फरीद मामुन्दजई فرید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) 1626422083000
Siddiqui, in his early 40s, was killed throughout clashes in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Tolo News quoted sources as saying.
The Indian journalist was protecting the scenario in Kandahar over the previous few days.
Siddiqui was primarily based in Mumbai.
Siddiqui’s footage capturing the plight of Rohingya refugees received him the Pulitzer award in 2018.
One of many footage captured by Siddiqui that received him the Pulitzer Award. It reveals an exhausted Rohingya refugee girl touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat by the Bay of Bengal. (Credit: Reuters)
He was a part of a group of journalists that captured photographs of the refugees at their most susceptible again in 2017.
Danish graduated with a level in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He had a level in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Analysis Centre at Jamia in 2007.
Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees stroll on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat (Reuters photograph by Danish Siddiqui that was a part of collection that received Pulitzer for characteristic images)
He began his profession as a tv information correspondent, switched to photojournalism, and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010.
Taliban fighters had captured the border space on Wednesday, the second-largest crossing on the border with Pakistan and one of the essential targets they’ve achieved throughout a speedy advance throughout the nation as US forces pull out.
(With inputs from PTI)