One of the most prominent novelists and journalists of India, Khushwant Singh was born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali (in present-day Pakistan). He graduated from the Government College, Lahore, before studying law at King's College, London.
He wrote a weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", which was published in several leading newspapers all over the country. He had been the editor of Yojana, The Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He also served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986.
Singh died at the age of 99 on 20 March 2014 in Sujan Singh Park at his residence.
His notable works include:
Awards & Achievements
1966: Rockfeller Grant
2000: Honest Man of the Year, Sulabh International
2006: Punjab Rattan Award, The Government of Punjab
2007: Padma Vibhushan, Government of India
2010: Sahitya Academy Fellowship by the Sahitya academy of India
2012: All-India Minorities Forum Annual Fellowship Award by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav
Though he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, he returned it in 1984 to protest against the siege of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army.
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