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Nick Ut receives Calicut’s affection

It was a memorable day for Nick Ut,the Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist who is in the city to attend various functions.

Ut has gone back to history through his iconic war photos,especially the Vietnam war photos he took ,years back.

It was a recollection of his 51 year year old photo journalism profession.He was always in the limelight of war and conflicts zone,capturing very hard pictures of sufferings.

Lives of refugees,war widows,affected children,cruelty of military,terrible scenes of rocket attacks,bomb droppings,mine attacks and direct fight.

He described the background of his shots in a presentation at Calicut Town Hall ,this evening.

How did he save the life of a Vietnam girl,who ran for her life from a bomb drop scene,in a naked way,burnt in bomb explosion.

Nick Ut recollects the anxious moments , he took her to a military hospital and his efforts to convince the American doctors to ensure her treatment.He left to his AP office,only after ensuring her treatment.

He visited Beypore,Tali Mahadeva temple,Miskal mosque at Kuttichira,and St.Thomas Cathedral.
A photo exhibition,including Ut’s iconic image of Vietnam war was organized at Kozhikode Lalita Kala Academy Art Gallery.

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