Veteran journalist Nihal Singh died in Delhi on Monday. He was suffering from kidney related illness. Singh was 88.

Journalist Suhasini Haider tweeted that his last rites will be held in Delhi on Tuesday.

Singh’s career included stints as the editor of The Statesman, The Indian Express and Khaleej Times. He authored several books and used to write columns in several newspapers, IANS reported.

In 2016, Singh won the Press Council of India’s Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for outstanding contribution to journalism, PTI reported.

Condolences poured in from his colleagues in the field and other dignitaries.