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Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan: What you need to know


· Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner Indian photojournalist has been killed in Afghanistan while covering fighting between Afghan troops and the Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan.


· Siddiqui was based in Mumbai. He started his career as a television news correspondent, switched to photojournalism and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010. Working for Reuters, he covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, The Rohingya Refugees crisis, the Hong Kong protests and the Nepal earthquakes.


· The Indian journalist was covering the situation in Kandahar over the last few days.


· He was part of the Reuters team to win the 2018 Pulitzer prize for feature photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.


· Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed his condolences on his death.


· Mr Siddiqui was known for his compassionate photographic coverage of current developments in South Asia. Earlier this year, he used innovative methods like drones to capture the scale of the second wave of COVID-19 in India. His photographs that showed funeral pyres burning in open spaces drew global attention to the tragedy that India faced during March-May 2021.


· Here is a selection of his work:


An Afghan soldier during night time mission/photo last week taken by Danish/Reuters

A COVID patient being treated in Delhi on 15th April/Reuters

A woman is consoled by her children after her husband died due to COVID outside a mortuary in Delhi/Reuters

Mass cremations of COVID victims at funeral ground in Delhi near a populated infected neighborhood/Reuters

Exodus of thousand of migrant workers from India's cities following lockdown/Reuters

A deadly crackdown by Myanmar army forced Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh/Reuters


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