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Urdu journalist Ishrat Ali Siddiqui dead

Uttar Pradesh,Media, Thu, 02 Jan 2014 IANS

Lucknow, Jan 2 (IANS) Gandhian and Urdu jouralist Ishrat Ali Siddiqui passed away here Thursday. He was 94.

Editor of Urdu Daily Quami Awaz in the 1970s, he had opposed then prime minister Indira Gandhi on the issue of press censorship imposed during the Emergency.

His protest against censorship stood in stark contrast against the studied silence of his colleagues in National Herald and Navjiwan, both papers also run by the Congress.

The Congress government later honoured him with the Padma Sri and Indira Gandhi nominated him to the second Press Commission in 1980.

Siddiqui availed this opportunity to formulate reform proposals to improve the standard of Urdu journalism and contributed immensely to the modernizing of Kitabat (calligraphy).

Born in Hardoi in 1919, he studied at Lucknow and then migrated to Hyderabad to edit the Urdu dailies Payam and the Hindustan.

His nationalist articles led to the then ruler, Nizam Osman Ali, penalizing him.

Siddiqui spent many years in Sevagram with Mahatma Gandhi and was president of the UP Working Journalists Union, and the UP Press Club and was the national councillor of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ).


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