Renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh passes away at 99.

Famous renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away at 99 years. Singh was best known for his trenchant secularism, his humour, and an abiding love for poetry.
He was fine and passed away peacefully at home his daughter Mala Singh said. His cremation will take place at Lodhi Crematorium at 4pm today.

About the Khushwant Singh 
  • Born on February 2, 1915 at Hadali, now in Pakistan, Singh wrote classics like "Train to Pakistan", "I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale" and "Delhi".
  • He was a lawyer-turned-diplomat-turned-writer. His autobiography, "Truth, Love and a Little Malice", was published by Penguin Books in 2002.
  • He was editor of several literary and news magazines, including the Illustrated Weekly of India as well as two newspapers, the Hindustan Times and the National Herald, through the 1970s and 1980s.
  •  He was also founder-editor of Yojana magazine (1951-1953).
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