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Khushwant Singh Biography, Age, Death, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 2, 2023

Short Biography

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.

Khushwant Singh Complete Bio & Career

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.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1974 Literature and Education
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2007 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

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 20 March,2014 (Wednesday)

Khushwant Singh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha Singh
Mother Sardarni Vira Bai
Sister Mohinder Kaur
Brothers Major Gurbakash Singh, Daljit Singh, Bhagwant Singh
Wife Kawal Malik
Son Rahul Singh
Daughter Mala Singh
Other Relatives Sardar Ujjal Singh (Uncle)

He was born to a civil contractor Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha SinghSardarni Vira Bai. He had a sister named Mohinder Kaur and three brothers named Major Gurbakash SinghDaljit 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.

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Khushwant Singh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Khushwant Singh was 99 years 1 month & 18 days old age.