Khushwant Singh, who died in March 2014 at the age of 99, was India’s best-known writer. His bestselling books include A History of the Sikhs, Train to Pakistan, Delhi: A Novel, Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of the Punjab and an autobiography,Truth, Love and a Little Malice. (Source – Penguin India)

“I believe, instead, in humanity, truth, ahimsa and hard work. My creed is best expressed in Leigh Hunt’s ‘Abou Ben Adhem’ and Kipling’s ‘If’. These poems are my contribution to this festival which I am too old to attend. Take them with you and live by them.”

– Khushwant Singh

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Khushwant Singh was born on February 2, 1915 in Hadali, Khushab, Punjab, India. He was an actor and writer, known for Train to Pakistan (1998), Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India (2004) and Dynasty: The Nehru-Gandhi Story (1998).  – Source IMDb.

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Articles on Khushwant Singh

Bollywood personalities pay tributes to Khushwant Singh

Inching towards His 100th Year – ‘Whiskey-ing’, Ogling and Laughing in His Sleeves

Please tell me Khushwant Singhji – Amrinder Bajaj

Main bhi khushwant – by Vipin Rishiraj

Best of Fest – 2014

Khushwant Singh: From The 15 Year Platform Archive

A Tribute to the Mighty Singh by Nandni Bhatia, March 20, 2021

Here lies one who spared neither man nor god: Discovering Khushwant Singh during the pandemic- Scroll.in, 14 Sept 2020

Inching towards His 100th Year – ‘Whiskey-ing’, Ogling and Laughing in His Sleeves

When You Write Your Own Obituary- TOI, 11 May 2020

‘Women, Sex, Love and Lust’: Railway official objects to Khushwant Singh’s ‘obscene’ book at stall- The Indian Express, 20 Nov 2019

Khushwant Singh Anniversary Interview – The Quint, 20 Mar 2019

KHUSHWANT’S PUNJAB – The Kasmir Monitor, 10 Mar 2019


Khushwant Singh on all things Punjabi – The Telegraph, 24 Feb 2019

Khushwant Singh loved to bring ground realities to forefront – TOI 14 Jan 2019

No malice… love from Khushwant –The Tribune, 18 Oct. 2018

The End of India – Madras Courier, Sept 6, 2017

Losing Friends – The Tribune, Chandigarh, 2 Sept. 2018

Conversations with Khushwant Singh – The Punch – 31 Aug 2018

Rishi Kapoor as Khushwant Singh – Hindusthan Times – Jul 29, 2018

When I met Khushwant Singh – by Asif Noorani

Convergent views on Khushwant Singh- by Asif Noorani

Gods and Godmen of India – Madras Courier

Remembering Khushwant Singh – twocircles.net

Post Cards from “Uncle KS” – Maj Gen Surjit Singh (Veteran)

Once upon a time in Kasauli: A tale from the past by Man Aman Singh Chhina

Sujan Singh Park Diary – My Life with Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh: The Man Who Taught me the Importance of Replying – Mumbai Mirror Mar 2014

Delhi’s most famous living monument – TFT 14 OCt 2014

City Date – 20 March 2014, Khushwant Singh

City Library – Sadia Dehlvi’s Books, Nizamuddin East

Foremost Chronicler

Remembering Khushwant Singh :A Tribute

Khushwant Singh: The final homecoming

Khuswhant Singh Of Hadali (A very Nice Man To Know) & His Friend Asad Bhatti


Lets meet Khushwant Singh.. #kslitfest KSLitFest

Remembering Khushwant Singh On His 103rd Birth Anniversary, The Grand Old Man of Letters

Speaking Tree Dec 2017

Absolute Khushwant

An evening with Khushwant Singh

The Emperor of Wit, Humour and Laughter is Dead. Long Live the Emperor!

Double Treat for Kushwant Singh Fans

When the hills beckon you for love – by Suhel Seth

The Old Man of the Mountain – by Rahul Singh

Absolute Khushwant – from YPS Times

With Lots Of Love And No Malice – by Suhel Seth

The Khushwant Singh I knew – by Usha Mahajan

The ‘unfair disadvantage’ of being Khushwant Singh’s son – by Asif Noorani

The ‘faujis’ are feeling angry – by Harish Khare

The essence of Khushwant Singh

Bollywood personalities pay tributes to Khushwant Singh – from The Tribune

Coca-Cola pays a tribute to Khushwant Singh – via the Coca-Cola Twitter account

A Life Enshrined as a Pilgrimage of Love – by Bal Anand

The Illustrated Surdar of India – by Purushottam Panda

Reading Father: My Ear at His Heart – The Punch, Jul 1, 2015

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