KHUSHWANT SINGH,PROLIFIC INDIAN AUTHOR,DIES!

”All I hope is that when
death comes to me, it
comes swiftly, without
much pain; like fading
away in sound slumber.
Till that time I will strive
to live as full a life as I
did in my younger
days.One should prepare
oneself to die like a man;
no moaning, groaning
or crying for reprieve.”
KHUSHWANT SINGH WROTE IN AN
ESSAY ON DEATH just a year
before his death !
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KHUSHWANT SINGH,India’s tallest
author,funnyman,journalist,ed
itor, commentator n womanizer,
died on thursday at the age of
99 !
His books include #
TrainToPakistan, #
HistoryOfShikhs, #
TheCompanyOfWomen, #Delhi, #
TheSunsetClub, #
JokesOfKhushwantSingh, #
Khushwantnama #
NotANiceManToKnow!
He Was The Editor of The Now
Defunct Magazine,THE
ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY OF INDIA
and Two Indian
Newspapers,HINDUSTAN TIMES n
NATIONAL HERALD !
A Man Perpetually Shrouded Amid
Controversies,Khushwant Singh
Was A Great Historian For He
Could Speak Everything Indian
That Happened In Post
Independent India!He Dominated
The Indian Literary Scene For
Over Six Decades !
Born In A Sikh Family In The Then
Punjab of Pakistan,He ,Al Through
His Life,Showed A Healthy Dislike
For All The Established Religions
That Advocated Rites n Rituals !
He Was An Agnostic!
Lawyer By Profession,He Used To
Say He Failed In Everything He
Tried Except Writing!He Had Been
A Regular Columnist For All The
Leading Indian Newspapers as
well as Magazines !
Witty To The Core,Khushwant
Spared No One From Politicians
To Pundits,From Bollywood Stars
To Businessmen !His Witty Stuffs
Have Been Given A Book Form
Titled Jokes of Khushwant and It
Has Many Volumes!
Lover of Urdu Poetry,Khushwant
Translated In English Many
Acclaimed Urdu Poets Like Mirza
Ghalib,Mir Taki Mir,Dr.Allama Iqbal
n others!
WINE,WOMEN AND POETRY
REMAINED HIS STAPLE DIETS !
His Last Book Was Published Last
Year When He Was 98 !
He Had Been A Mentor To A
Generation of Authors n
Journalists Who Looked Up To
Him For Inspirations!
His Death Left A Permanent Void
Never To Be Filled !
He Led A Truly Creative Life –as
said as a tribute to the author,by
Indian Premier,Dr.Manmohan
Singh !
May His Soul Rest In Peace !
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
Postal-Code : 848101.
( 91) 9334411390.
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