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Kuldip Nayar’s ashes immersed in Ravi River in Pakistan

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Lahore, Oct 6 :  The ashes of veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar were immersed on Friday here in the River Ravi by his granddaughter.

Nayar passed away on August 23 in New Delhi.

His granddaughter Mandira, also a journalist, scattered his ashes in the Ravi.       She later visited the Lahore Press Club where the honorary membership of the club was bestowed on her. After her grandfather, she became the second Indian to be given the honour.

“My grandfather was not a member of the New Delhi Press Club, but of the Lahore Press Club. Although he lived in Delhi, he was spiritually part of Lahore. His will to scatter his remains in the Ravi at Lahore is a testimony to his spiritual connection to the place. The late journalist lit the candle of peace and it will be kept burning,” said Mandira.

Nayar was born in Sialkot and studied at Forman Christian College then the Law College in Lahore, obtaining a law degree.

When violence broke out at partition in 1947, the family migrated to India.

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