New Delhi: The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer killed in a Taliban attack, has been laid to rest at the Jamia University campus in Delhi.
Danish Siddique, originally from Mumbai, Maharashtra, worked as a senior photographer for Reuters. His photographs of the plight of Rohingya refugees won him a Pulitzer Prize. In Afghanistan, he was part of a group that went to photograph the ongoing fighting between government forces and the Taliban terrorist organization. Siddiqui, who was with the security forces, was tragically killed in a Taliban attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on the 16th. His body was brought to Delhi yesterday.
His body has been cremated at the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus in Delhi by its Vice Chancellor, Danish Siddiqui, 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. Only university staff, their spouses and their minor children will be allowed to be buried here.