Khushwant Singh, Indian Author
Khushwant Singh was a Novelist, journalist, diplomat and lawyer. He is best known for his literary works. He wrote his most notable work, Train to Pakistan, recounting his experiences of the partition of India. He was a reputed social realist. He was a sensitive artist who had used realism so as to present his humanistic vision of life. He had a sensitive understanding of the problems of contemporary Indian society. He was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Fellowship awards and Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.