|BIRTHDAY||2 February, 1915|
|BIRTH PLACE||Hadali , Khushab , Punjab|
|AGE (2014)||99 Years Old|
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176.37 lbs
Khushwant Singh was 99 years, 1 month & 18 days old age.
Khushal Singh, the great Indian Novelist was born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali, British India (now in Pakistan). He was known by his pen name Khushwant Singh. Besides being a Novelist he was an amusing Lawyer, an active Journalist, and an adept Politician.
He started his career as a Lawyer and then worked in All India Radio as a Journalist. Later on, he stepped into politics, serving the people as a member of Rajya Sabha from 1980-1986. The delightful writer was honoured Padma Bhushan in 1974 which he later returned due to protest against Operation Blue Star. He has been decorated with Padma Vibhushan in the year 2007 for his excellent work.
He was an atheist and declared the world his belief by publishing his book “Agnostic Khushwant: There is no God” in 2011.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||1974||Literature and Education|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||2007||Literature and Education|
Khushwant Singh died on 20-03-2014 in New Delhi, India at the age of 99. He died due to natural causes at his residence. He wanted that after his death, some of his ashes were scattered in his birthplace Hadali.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|20 March, 2014||New Delhi||India|
He was born to a civil contractor Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha Singh & Sardarni Vira Bai. He had a sister named Mohinder Kaur and three brothers named Major Gurbakash Singh, Daljit Singh (an Indian Politician) & Bhagwant Singh. He was married to his childhood friend Kawal Malik. The couple had two children named Rahul Singh (son) & Mala Singh (daughter). Indian Politician Sardar Ujjal Singh was his Uncle.