Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist, was killed in Afghanistan
Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize, was killed in Afghanistan while covering fighting between Afghan troops and the Taliban. "I was deeply disturbed by the tragic news of the death of a friend, Danish Seddiqi, last night in Kandahar (July 15). The Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian journalist was embedded with Afghan security forces "Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, tweeted on Friday. "I met him two weeks ago, just before he left for Kabul. Sincere condolences to his family and Reuters "According to Mamundzay.According to Tolo News, Siddiqui, who was in his early 40s, was killed during clashes in Kandahar's Spin Boldak district. Over the last few days, the Indian journalist had been covering the situation in Kandahar. Siddiqui lived in Mumbai. He was a member of the Reuters news agency's Photography staff when he won the Pulitzer Prize. Danish earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. In 2007, he received a degree in mass communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia. He began his career as a television news correspondent, then transitioned to photojournalism before joining Reuters as an intern in 2010.