Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

Khushwant Singh, renowned writer and journalist, dies

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned it in 1984, in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. 

New Delhi (March 20th) SNS :- Khushwant Singh, a renowned Indian writer, columnist and journalist, has died at 99, reports said.

Singh, who had served as the editor of several magazines and newspapers in India, was born in Hadali, Punjab (now in Pakistan).

Khushwant Singh is the author of several popular books, notably ‘Train to Pakistan’ and ‘I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale’.

He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned it in 1984, in

protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.