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Veteran Journalist Zafar Agha Passes Away

The 'National Herald' editor had been a journalist for over 45 years.
Zafar Agha (1954-2024). Photo: X/@paranjoygt

New Delhi: Zafar Agha, editor-in-chief of Qaumi Awaz and former editor of the National Herald passed away early on March 22, 2024. He was 70.

Agha was born in 1954 at Allahabad and studied at the Yadgaar Hussaini Inter-College and Allahabad University. A student of English literature, it is at the Allahabad University that he was drawn into the progressive student movement. He remained allied to left and democratic politics throughout his life.

Agha began his career as a journalist with the Link magazine in 1979 and was active in the profession for more than 45 years. During this time he worked with the Patriot and the Business and Political Observer, with India Today as political editor, and at ETV and the Inquilab Daily.

His final stint was with the National Herald group, first as editor of the Qaumi Awaz and later, as editor-in-chief of the National Herald.

Agha was active with the Delhi Union of Journalists. He also served as member and later as officiating chairman of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions till 2017.

Several on social media have posted messages of condolence.

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