Late journalist Danish Siddiqui was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of the Covid crisis in India.
Journalist Danish Siddiqui, who lost his life while covering the conflict situation in Afghanistan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of the Covid situation in India. Along with him, Reuters journalists Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave were also honoured with the Pulitzer Prize.
This is for the second time that Siddiqui has won the Pulitzer Prize. He was honoured with the prestigious award in 2018 as part of the Reuters team for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis.
Brave, empathetic to the pain in the world, yet professional about his and his family’s safety — this is how Danish Siddiqui’s father remembered him, the day he won his second Pulitzer prize. We feel proud of him but we miss him, said Akhtar Siddiqui, father of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui.
It’s a mixed feeling. He would have been certainly happy knowing about this award. He has made us proud, his family proud and the journalistic community proud through his dedication, hard work, value-based work, his father told .
Danish Siddiqui was the Chief Photographer for Reuters, based in India. He graduated with a degree in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, where he would later pursue post-graduation studies in Mass Communication. He received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, as part of a team of photographers, for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis. In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces in Spin Boldak, near the Pakistan border.
As a photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui covered a wide range of issues across the world. Some of his major works include covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya refugee crisis, Hong Kong protests and Nepal earthquakes.