​Shafat Sidiq

07 September 2014

The 40 –year-old photojournalist was on assignment for Dainik Jagran,a Hindi daily when he went missing in the floods on September 7. His body, with his cameras still hanging around his neck, was found five days later.

According to reports, Sidiq was sent out to take photographs after receiving a call from the newspaper and never returned. He was covering the floods-ravaged situation near the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar and is believed to have slipped from a flyover into the heavy flow of water gushing from the nearby Jhelum River.

He published photos on the Dainik Jagranfor many years but was said to be working for it only as a “stringer” where freelancers are only paid when work is published.