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Veteran journalist dead

Vajpiey worked for a number of years as Bureau Chief of Lucknow-based Hindi daily Aaj. He later joined the Hindustan Times.

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2008 12:44 IST

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Veteran journalist and freedom fighter Upendra Vajpiey died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in New Delhi on Sunday morning.



He was 86.



Vajpiey worked for a number of years as Bureau Chief of Lucknow-based Hindi daily

Aaj

. He later joined the

Hindustan Times

.



A freedom fighter, Vajpiey was imprisoned during the country's independence struggle.



Son of noted litterateur Ambika Prasad, he is survived by his widow Aruna, a former Deputy Director (Information) in Gujarat.