Four Indians, including late photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, have been honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize 2022 in the feature photography category. Danish Siddiqui was killed last year during a coverage of the conflict during the Taliban’s capture of power in Afghanistan.
According to America’s prestigious Pulitzer Prize website, Siddiqui and his associates Adnan Abidi, Sana Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave of Reuters news agency have been selected for this award. Danish Siddiqui, 38, was on duty in Afghanistan. He was assassinated last July while covering skirmishes between Afghan troops and the Taliban in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city.
Danish got this honor for the second time
This is the second time Siddiqui has won the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded this prestigious award in 2018 as part of the Reuters team for his coverage of the Rohingya crisis. He had extensively covered the Afghanistan conflict, the Hong Kong protests and other major events in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Danish Siddiqui did his graduation in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. After this, he took a degree from Jamia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Center in 2007. He started his career as a correspondent for television news, later he turned to photo journalism. In 2010, he joined Reuters as an intern. ,
The Pulitzer Prize is America’s highest award in the field of journalism. It was started in 1917.