Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer-winning Indian photojournalist, has reportedly been killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Danish worked for the news agency Reuters. He was based out of Mumbai and had travelled to Afghanistan a few days ago to cover the fighting between government forces and the Taliban. He was embedded with the Afghan Special Forces.
Back home in India, Danish’s of Covid deaths during the second wave of the pandemic early this year was instrumental in conveying the gravity of the crisis to the world.
He had also extensively covered the protests against the new citizenship law in late 2019, the Delhi carnage of 2020 and the violence in Kashmir.
Danish the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 along with Adnan Abidi for covering the Rohingya refugee crisis.
He had previously covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the protests in Hong Kong, and the Rohingya genocide. His work has appeared in such prominent news outlets as the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Guardian, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, BBC, and Al Jazeera.
Before venturing into photojournalism, Danish worked as a reporter for the TV news channel India Today.
You can see Danish’s work and .