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Khushwant Singh, the renowned author and journalist died

Mar 20, 2014 16:24 IST

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh, the renowned author and journalist died on 20 March 2014 at the age of 99 at his home in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi. He also was a lawyer, who turned to be a diplomat followed by being a writer.

About Khushwant Singh
• He was born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali (Pakistan’s Punjab)
• He was the founder-editor of Yojna
• During 1970s to 1980s, he edited the Illustrated Weekly of India, the Hindustan Times and the National Herald
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Honours and Awards  
• 1966, Rockfeller Grant
• 1974, he was awarded with Padma Bhushan but he returned it in 1984 in protest of entrance of the Indian Army in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab
• In 2000, as Honest Man of the Year, Sulabh International
• In 2006, Punjab Rattan Award by the Government of Punjab
• In 2007, he received Padma Vibhushan by Government of India
• In 2010, he received Sahitya academy fellowship award by Sahitya academy of India
• In 2012, he received All-India Minorities Forum Annual Fellowship Award by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

Books Written by Khushwant Singh

• Some of his most successful and accepted books were Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi - A Novel
• The Sunset Club was written by him at the age of 95
• His acclaimed non-fiction books was A History of the Sikhs written in two volumes
• In 2002, he wrote his autobiography, Truth, Love and Little Malice, which was published by Penguin Books

His last book was The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculousimage

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