Pulitzer prize winner dead

Washington: The Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Elie Abel, who had worked as the New Delhi bureau chief of The New York Times, has died. He was 83. Mr. Abel died on Friday at the Casey House hospice in Rockeville, in the Greater Washington area. Mr. Abel had been ill for several years after a severe stroke in 1998, his son said. He also had Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Abel, born in Montreal, worked for The New York Times in New Delhi in 1958. He worked for various newspapers including the Windsor Star of Ontario and New York Times. He wrote books, directed journalism schools at Columbia and Stanford, served on numerous panels and collected major awards for his radio, TV and print work, including the Pulitzer.


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