The grand old man (Khushwant Singh) of literature died peacefully at home at his Sujan Singh Park home near Khan Market, Delhi on Thursday. The reason of death is natural, suffering from respiratory trouble from last two days. The man who made a place in the heart of millions of people’s with his love of poetry was remit to flames in the electric crematorium at the Lodhi Road crematorium.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1915 in Hadali, Distt. Khushab; Punjab (now in Pakistan) His father, Sobha Singh, was a well-known builder in Lutyen’s Delhi. Khushwant Singh married to Kawal Malik and had a two children, named as Rahul Singh and Mala. He started his Career as a practicing Layer in 1938. He was the editor of Yojana (1951-1953), and also worked with the two major Indian Newspapers; the National Herald and the Hindustan Times (1980-1983). Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. [Read more…]