Khushwant Singh

1915 - 2014

Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh (born Khushal Singh, 2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel.Born in Punjab, Khushwant Singh was educated in Modern School, New Delhi, St. Stephen's College, and graduated from Government College, Lahore. He studied at King's College London and was awarded LL.B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khushwant Singh has received more than 1,396,209 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,374th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Khushwant Singh ranks 4,366 out of 4,883Before him are Kenneth Burke, Gillian Flynn, Martin Litchfield West, Jodi Picoult, Algis Budrys, and Nancy Kress. After him are Chaz Bono, Barbara Ehrenreich, George Farquhar, Ann Coulter, Swami Rama, and Whittaker Chambers.

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Among people born in 1915, Khushwant Singh ranks 185Before him are Jean Parker, Brian Shawe-Taylor, Billy Strayhorn, Helmut Niedermayr, John Woodruff, and William Hopper. After him are Anita Louise, Ewan MacColl, Dan Dailey, Magda Gabor, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, and Arthur Lowe. Among people deceased in 2014, Khushwant Singh ranks 328Before him are Georgi Slavkov, Lori Sandri, Farley Mowat, Tony Settember, Ian McLagan, and Franca Falcucci. After him are L'Wren Scott, Wayne Static, Bobby Keys, Dick Jones, Rosemary Murphy, and Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Khushwant Singh ranks 78 out of 125Before him are Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Manoj Kumar (1937), Muhammad Mian Soomro (1950), Shekhar Kapur (1945), Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry (1904), and Bahlul Lodi (1406). After him are Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), Shaukat Aziz (1949), Balraj Sahni (1913), Zafarullah Khan Jamali (1944), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), and Shahbaz Bhatti (1968).

Among WRITERS In Pakistan

Among writers born in Pakistan, Khushwant Singh ranks 11Before him are Amrita Pritam (1919), Krishna Sobti (1925), Tariq Ali (1943), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Ibn Warraq (1946), and Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941). After him are Mulk Raj Anand (1905) and Kamila Shamsie (1973).