Khushwant Singh was born in 1915 in Hadali District Khushab, Punjab now a part of Pakistan. He was a pupil at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and King’s College London. He practiced law at the Lahore High Court for several years before joining the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in 1947.

Khuswant Singh was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1974, which he returned in his protest against the use of Army forces into the Golden Temple. He was the recipient of India’s second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2007 for his immense contribution in the literature world. He had also been honoured with “Order of Khalsa” (Nishaan-e-Khalsa), the highest honour within the Sikhs community.

Khushwant Singh passed away on the 20th of March, 2014. He was 99.

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Train to Pakistan was written by Khushwant Singh. It was published in 1956.