March 20, 2012 By

Renowned Writer Khushwant Singh Dies


Renowned writer, Novelist, journalist and India’s best known satirist, Khushwant Singh died on Thursday at his residence in Sujan Singh Park in New Delhi. He was aged ninety nine.

His son and journalist Rahul Singh said he passed away very peacefully at his residence; he led a very full life, adding that he had some breathing problems. Born in Hadali, now in Pakistan on February 2, 1915, Singh won the hearts of millions through his satirical jokes. He worked as the editor of Hindustan times from 1980- 1983. Singh would be laid to rest at the Lodhi Road crematorium at 4pm.

His weekly column ‘With Malice Towards One and All’ was very popular. His best known works include classics like ‘Train to Pakistan’ and ‘I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale’ among a host of other works. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 which he returned in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the army. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

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