Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh

Ranjit Mahanti

Khushwant Singh, noted writer and a journalist passed away on Thursday at age of 99.

Singh was known for his unique style of storytelling, his sense of humor as well as his love for Poetry. Some of his well-known books include ‘A Train to Pakistan’ and ‘I shall not hear the Nightingale’.

“He was fine and passed away peacefully at home on Thursday”, his daughter Mala Singh said. According to TV reports, his cremation is expected to take place at Lodhi Crematorium at 4.00 PM on Thursday.

Singh was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2007 for his contribution towards the Literary world. Apart from authoring numerous books, he was also editor of several literary and news magazines, including the Illustrated Weekly of India as well as The Hindustan Times and The National Herald.

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