Printed on Mon May 16 2022 9:05:20 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist killed in Afghanistan

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Indian photojournalist
Danish Seddiqi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist, has died in a clash while performing his professional duties in the ongoing turmoil in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Reuters photojournalist was working with the Afghan army. According to media reports, he was killed in a clash in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.

Danish was seriously injured in a Taliban attack on Thursday night. He was wounded in the Afghan army camp. On Friday morning, Afghan forces again faced Taliban attack. Danish died on the spot.

Danish Seddiqi's home is in Mumbai, India. The 40-year-old began his career as a television journalist but later as a photojournalist. In his professional life, he traveled to Mosul, Iraq to photograph the war. The photojournalist also took pictures of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, the Hong Kong protest and the riots in Delhi.

India's first Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Seddiqui. In 2018, Danish got Pulitzer in feature photography with Adnan Abidi.

It is to be noted that the Afghan army is conducting daily operations with the Taliban in Kandahar. Danish was taking pictures of the situation with the army.

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