27 January, 2021

National Treasure, To Wit

Why prominent people are so effusive about Khushwant Singh

R. Prasad
National Treasure, To Wit
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
I always felt an urge to meet Sardar Khushwant Singhji. I felt this because I see in him a unique writer, who even at age 92 is continuously writing. Every week I see his articles. When I read them, I see happiness, I am reminded of an intellect who is beyond religions, cultures and language barriers. I feel the writings are in continuity. And when I read his books, they give me the inspiring message of promoting love without bitterness. Such a personality really attracted me and I met him briefly. The time I spent with him was so beautiful, it was an intellectual exercise for me. Above all, my respect for the writer increased. He told me that his mission in life is writing and through writing he gives happiness to people. I dream of writing about events and give a historical background in the way he does in his books. In short, Khushwantji gives happiness and courage to writers. His books that I have read,...


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