12:00 AM, August 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:58 AM, August 27, 2018

Homage to Kuldip Nayar

Kuldip Nayar belonged to a rare breed of journalists. Fearless and uncompromising, Mr Nayar fought against oppression and social injustice his entire life. He was a true champion of democracy and human rights, who never fumbled or faltered to tell the truth or to speak his mind.

I have been a regular reader of his articles that appeared in The Daily Star. What was unique about his writing was that he was able to connect his readers instantly with the subject of discussion. His simple, yet powerful style of writing, made him stand out among his peers. But his true hallmark was the clarity of his thinking.

A journalist like him is born only once every hundred years. His death has created a huge void, which surely cannot be easily filled.

Having done the hard work, may he now rest in peace.