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Famous Indian author & journalist Khushwant Singh

Famous Indian author & journalist Khushwant Singh was born on 2 February 1915 and died on 20 March 2014 in Delhi. He was the founder and editor of some of the biggest publications like Yojana, The National Herald, and Hindustan Times. He was the greatest notable author and his historical book ‘Train to Pakistan’ which was published in 1956 was a huge success.

Famous Indian author & journalist Khushwant Singh
Famous Indian author & journalist Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was the greatest Indian author, journalist, and lawyer. He was a person of numerous abilities and he worked in the Indian legal system, Indian journalism, and writing all with similar enthusiasm and stimulating production. He was a well-learned person and received his education from different well-known institutes like Modern School, New Delhi, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and King’s College London. 

He stepped in his able growth by beginning out as an attorney but quickly he changed to Indian Foreign Service. He served that for several years and following he discovered his comfort position in mass communication and journalism. He was the editor-in-chief of various renowned newspapers and magazine publications like The Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald, and the Hindustan Times.

Khushwant Singh's novel 'Train to Pakistan'
Khushwant Singh’s novel ‘Train to Pakistan’ 

His career’s second important activity involved Articles on India’s Emergency which he gave the name of Why I Supported the Emergency his this significant novel was Published in the year 2004. His third significant achievement was a novel called Delhi: A Novel. He also wrote I shall Not Hear the Nightingale his this significant novel was Published in the year 1959. One of his other great work is The Portrait of a Lady: Collected Stories. This work was in the sort of small novel compilation.

Singh was more recognized for his literature and Indian writing. Some of his most prominent work includes ‘Train to Pakistan’ which was published in the year 1956, ‘Delhi: A Novel’ which was published in the year 1990, ‘The Company of Women’ which was published in the year 1999, ‘Truth, Love and a Little Malice’ which was published in the year 2002, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous’ which was published in the year 2013, and many more countless. 

For his enrichment to Indian literature, he was conferred with a Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India but due to his deep-seated hatred for Operation Blue Star that was happened on 1 Jun 1984 – 8 Jun 1984, he turned it back to the government of India. Other than that he was awarded Tata Literature Live! Award in the year 2013. In the year 2014, he received the Fellowship of King’s College, London.