Danish Siddiqui Wiki – Danish Siddiqui Biography
Danish Siddiqui was an Indian photojournalist based in Mumbai. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 as part of the Reuters photography team. In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan.
Danish Siddiqui Age
Danish Siddiqui was 38 years old.
Danish graduated with a BA in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. She went on to earn a BA in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center in Jamia in 2007.
Siddiqui began his career as a television news correspondent. He switched to photojournalism and joined the international news agency Reuters as an intern in 2010. Since then, Siddiqui had covered the Battle of Mosul (2016-17), the Nepal earthquake in April 2015, the refugee crisis stemming from the Rohingya genocide, 2019-2020. The Hong Kong protests, the 2020 Delhi riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic, among other stories in South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
In 2018, he became the first Indian along with his colleague Adnan Abidi to win the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Film Photography as part of the Reuters Photography staff for documenting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. A photograph he captured during the 2020 Delhi riots was featured as one of the defining photographs of 2020 by Reuters. He used to run the Reuters Pictures team in India.
Cause of Death
The Danish Siddiqui was killed by Taliban gunfire while reporting on Afghan Special Forces efforts to recapture the main Spin Boldok market area near the Pakistani border.
His death was confirmed in a joint statement by Reuters President Michael Friedenberg and editor-in-chief Alessandra Galloni, and both said they were “urgently seeking more information, working with authorities in the region.”
Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last night. The Indian Journalist & winner of Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his family & Reuters. pic.twitter.com/sGlsKHHein
— Farid Mamundzay फरीद मामुन्दजई فرید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) July 16, 2021
Siddiqui had worked for the respected news agency since 2010.
Afghan Ambassador Farid Mamundzay said in a tweet: “Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the murder of a friend, the Danish Siddiqi in Kandahar last night.
“The Indian journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize were integrated into the Afghan security forces.
“I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure for Kabul. Condolences to his family and Reuters.”
Afghanistan’s Tolo News channel cited sources as saying that Siddiqui was killed in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar. He did not elaborate.
Siddiqui had recently reported on an Afghan special forces mission to rescue a policeman who had been isolated from others and had fought alone against the Taliban for hours.