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Jamia appoints veteran journalist Saeed Naqvi

Jamia Millia Islamia has appointed veteran journalist Saeed Naqvi as full time senior Media Advisor/Consultant in the Centre for Culture Media & Governance.

“Approval of the V-C, JMI is hereby conveyed on the engagement of Saeed Naqvi as full-time senior Media Advisor/Consultant in the Centre of Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia, on consolidated honorarium of Rs 30,000 per month for a period of six months w.e.f. the date of joining,” announced a notice carrying the Registrar’s signature.

Born on 1940, Saeed Naqvi has been a quintessential reporter and foreign correspondent for over four decades.

He has travelled the length and breadth of India and visited over a hundred countries in pursuit of stories. He has covered most wars since the 1971 war with Pakistan which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh, according to information provided on his personal blog.

Other wars covered include the Sir Lanka Civil War, 1971, Sino-Vietnam war, 1979, US bombing of Libya, 1986, the first coup in Fiji, 1987, Nicaragua war, 1989, Operation Desert Storm, 1991, US occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq, 2003, Syrian civil war, 2011.

Saeed Naqvu has interviewed world statesmen, like Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Muammar Qaddafi, Henry Kissinger, Benazir Bhutto, President Hamid Karzai, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, JR Jayawardene, President Hashemi Rafsanjani and scores of others.

CAPTION: Homepage, social media: Saeed Naqvi pic via his timeline

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