A year after this photograph was taken, Danish and I had gone to see a movie with Akshay Kumar together in Mumbai and we talked about that image and how it came about.
In our last chat, he wanted to know about the Covid situation in Nepal, I asked him about his two young daughters who are living with their German mother. My son and his first daughter were born at about the same time.
He liked Nepal a lot, and wanted to visit with his family — for once not to cover a disaster but to enjoy the sights. I was looking forward to it, and letting our children get to know each other.
It was not to be. Farewell, Danish. We will miss you.
Navesh Chitrakar is a Reuters photojournalist in Nepal.
Watch TedX talk by Danish Siddiqui about his photographs of Rohingya refugees that won him a Pulitzer in 2018.