Najmul Hasan (journalist)

Najmul Hasan (10 February 1946 – 11 August 1983) was an Indian journalist based out of Delhi. An experienced correspondent, Hasan was killed while on an assignment to cover the Iran-Iraq war for Reuters.

Najmul Hasan
Born(1946-02-10)February 10, 1946
DiedAugust 11, 1983(1983-08-11) (aged 37)
Cause of deathLand mine explosion
Alma materAligarh Muslim University
EmployerReuters, Hindustan Times
FamilyMushirul Hasan (brother)

He was the son of historian Mohibbul Hasan and brother of modern India historian Mushirul Hasan.[1][2] Prior to joining Reuters in January 1978, Hasan worked for the Indian daily, Hindustan Times. Over the years, he covered the Soviet–Afghan War, political turbulence in Nepal and Bangladesh, the ethnic violence owing to the Assam agitation.[3]

On 8 August 1983, Hasan was sent to Iran to cover the war with Iraq. Three days later, on 11 August, while inspecting the areas captured by Iranian forces along with a group of journalists embedded with the Iran government, a landmine explosion killed Hasan and a government official escorting the journalists.[4][5][6][3]

Hasan was buried in a cemetery in Saket, Delhi. He was survived by his wife Barbara Hasan and two children.[7][8][9]

A Reuters fellowship was established in his memory at the Oxford University.[3][10][11]

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  8. ^ Hasan, Mushirul (2018-06-08). "AMU: Inheritor Not of Colonial Rule and Partition But of a Modernist and Reformist Legacy". The Citizen. Archived from the original on 2021-02-27. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  9. ^ "Brian Williams remembered in New Delhi". The Baron. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2021-07-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Krishnan, Raghu (2021-07-18). "Remembering Siddiqui, Hasan, Ramrakha, three Indian journalists who died covering war". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2021-07-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Hanoi journalist and seven others win fellowship awards from Reuters". The Correspondent. 2 (8): 10. June 1989.