Danish Siddiqui’s body to be buried at graveyard of Jamia Millia Islamia

Danish Siddiqui’s body to be buried at graveyard of Jamia Millia Islamia

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July 18, 2021

The body of Danish Siddiqui, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan, will be buried at the Jamia graveyard, Jamia Millia Islamia said on Sunday. The graveyard is usually reserved for bodies of Jamia employees, their spouses and minor children but the university vice-chancellor has said that an exception would be made for Siddiqui.

New Delhi, 18 July 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Siddiqui (39), who worked for news agency Reuters, was an alumnus of the university. “The VC accepted the request by Siddiqui’s family to bury his body at the Jamia graveyard which is otherwise used exclusively for bodies of university employees, their spouses and minor child,” PRO Ahmed Azeem said. Siddiqui’s family has a long connection with Jamia — his father Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui was a former professor at Jamia’s Faculty of Education and stays in Jamia Nagar. Siddiqui himself had done his schooling from Jamia, and also did his graduation in Economics and post-graduation in Mass Communication from the university.

Source -The Indian Express


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