Danish Siddique bodybuilding at Jamia University campus

Danish Siddiqui, Jamia Millia Islamia, graveyard

New Delhi: The body of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in a Taliban attack, is to be laid to rest at the Jamia University campus in Delhi.

Danish Siddique, a Mumbai-based senior photographer for Reuters, won a Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the plight of Rohingya refugees. He was part of a team that went to photograph the ongoing fighting between government forces and the Taliban terrorist organization in Afghanistan.

Siddiqui, who was with the security forces, was tragically killed in a Taliban attack in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan on the 16th. His body was brought to Delhi yesterday. His body has been cleared by its vice-chancellor for burial at the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus in Delhi.

Danish Siddique is an alumnus of Jamia University. His father, Akhtar Siddiqui, was the dean of the university. At the request of the Danish parents, permission was granted to bury his body on the university campus. University staff will only be allowed to bury their spouses and their minor children.

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