Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran Indian journalist and author Kuldeep Nayar, who passed away in New Delhi.

In a statement, the minister said that the deceased was a shining star of lofty journalistic traditions. He used the power of his pen in order to end hatred and promote peace in the region. He was as a pro-peace journalist and an activist.

“His work would be remembered for a long time,” The minister said. Fawad also expressed sympathies with the family of the late journalist.

Earlier, Kuldeep Nayar, at the age of 95, passed away on Wednesday night in a New Delhi Hospital. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to a hospital five days back, his elder son Sudhir Nayar said.

Born at Sialkot in present-day Pakistan, Kuldeep Nayar graduated with a law degree from Lahore before moving to India after Partition.

He studied journalism and began his career with an Urdu newspaper. He later headed various newspapers in Delhi and was a widely-known columnist and wrote for newspapers across the world.