Who was Khuswant Singh?

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Gurmeet Kaur asked 01-Oct-2018 in Famous personalities by Gurmeet Kaur

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Vishal Kesarwani answered 01-Oct-2018 by Vishal Kesarwani
Khushwant Singh
Occupation: Journalist, writer, historian, critic
His father was one of the most prominent builders of his time and used to work in Lutyens' Delhi. Khuswant received his education at Modern School in New Delhi. He received his higher education from Government College in Lahore and later studied at St Stephen's College and King's College, London in New Delhi.

Who was Khuswant Singh?

Khuswant Singh earned a lot of reputation as a journalist. He was associated with Akashwani in 1951, and from 1951 to 1953. He was the editor of the famous English weekly 'Illustrated Weekly of India' and 'New Delhi' published from Mumbai till 1980.

Khushwant Singh has been noted as a novelist, historian and political analyst. For some years since 1947, Khushwant Singh has worked in important positions in the Foreign Ministry of India. He was also nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986. He has many compositions on present context and natural environment. 'History of the Sikhs' published in two volumes is his famous historical work.

Khushwant Singh has given many priceless works to his readers. Among his many novels are famous - 'Train to Pakistan', 'The Company of Woman'. Apart from this, he wrote about 100 important books. In his life, he always remained in the center of criticism because of comments made on sex, religion and similar subjects. He also edited magazines such as Electrated Weekley.

Who was Khuswant Singh?

Famous journalist and writer Khushwant Singh died on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was 99 years old and he was born in Punjab (now in Pakistan) in the year 1915. He was ill for a long time. According to his son and journalist Rahul Singh, he took his last breath at his residence in Sujan Singh Park. Khushwant Singh was a famous journalist, writer, novelist and historian of India. He was awarded international fame as a journalist, columnist and a very good writer, and was honored with many national and international awards.

He has also been honored with honors like Padmashri, Padma Vibhushan. Khushwant Singh was the editor of 'Plan', National Herald, Hindustan Times and 'The Industrial Weekly of India'. Among his many novels, the most famous 'Delhi', 'Train to Pakistan', 'The Company of Woman'. He has many compositions on current contexts and natural environment.

'History of the Sikhs' published in two volumes is his famous historical work. Khushwant Singh's diverse diminutive contribution in the field of literature for almost 70 years is seraphic.


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