New Delhi, July 23 2021 || News Desk

Synopsis: Ch. Anil Kumar said that Danish Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters international news agency, was a celebrated photo-journalist whose photograph of mass cremation of Covid dead bodies in Delhi had attracted international attention, calling the bluff of both the Modi and Arvind Governments about the number of actual Covid fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic in the Capital.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind, demanding a Rs 1 crore financial honorarium…to the family of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer from Delhi, Shri Danish Siddiqui, who was killed recently while on assignment in Kandahar, Southern Afghanistan, after coming under fire by Taliban militiamen. Ch. Anil Kumar also demanded that Danish Siddiqui be posthumously given the highest civilian award of the Delhi Government.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that Danish Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters international news agency, was a celebrated photo-journalist whose photograph of mass cremation of Covid dead bodies in Delhi had attracted international attention, calling the bluff of both the Modi and Arvind Governments about the number of actual Covid fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic in the Capital.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that Siddiqui was a Delhi boy, who studied at the Jamia Millia Islamia, where his father had taught for several years before his retirement. He said that Siddiqui leaves behind his parents, two siblings, his wife and two children, and a financial reward to his family will be a befitting tribute to this brave man, who had earned name and fame not only for himself and Delhi but also for the country as a whole, with his match-less photographs, which spoke a thousand words without uttering a word.

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