Renowned writer, journalist Khushwant Singh dies at the age of 99

According to his son, the writer died at his residence in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi.

Web Desk March 20, 2014
Journalist and famous writer Khushwant Singh. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: Journalist and famous writer Khushwant Singh passed away on Thursday at the age of 99, NDTV reported.

According to his son, the well-known writer died at his residence in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi.

"He liked to call a spade a spade. He hated hypocrisy, fundamentalism, and was a gentle person," his son told NDTV.

Singh was the founder and editor of Yogana, editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times.

Some of his most famous works are Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi.

He has also written the novel The Sunset Club, the non-fiction classic A History of the Sikhs, the autobiography Truth, Love and a Little Malice and a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and culture.

A respected figure in the world of literature, he had won many awards and honours including the Rockefeller Grant in 1996 and the Padma Vibhushan - the second highest civilian award in India - in 2007.

He also wrote Urdu poetry as well as about nature and current affairs.

Condolences poured over Twitter following his death:


Zabardast Admi | 9 years ago | Reply

Jolly good fellow we are gonna miss you o'l bloke

Syed M. Fatmi | 9 years ago | Reply

......... Ajab Aazad Mard Tha. May his soul rest in peace.


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