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Nury Vittachi

At Nury Vittachi's birth, civil war broke out. "The two incidents were not connected. At least, I don't think so," he said. When he was a toddler, gunmen threatened the family, so they fled to the airport and bought tickets out of their homeland (then called Ceylon)on the first flight to anywhere. After several nomadic years, Vittachi settled in Hong Kong, where his way with words and nose for news made him famous for columns such as "Lai See" in the "South China" "Morning Post" and "Travellers...See more