“The price hike has been put on hold, The latest increase in non-subsidised cooking gas has been reversed and it will be available at old rates. the broadband internet services too have been downed across the Valley.By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: July 17” she says. Singh’s editor Ravi Singh first at Penguin and now at Aleph couldn’t agree more “The light has gone out His (Sujan Singh Park) home was a place of refuge for so many people who needed help or just wanted to talk Those with a sense of humour also have a sense of compassion Khushwant gave his best to people and they in turn became their best with him” says Ravi Ravi began working with Singh while the latter was writing The Company of Women published by Penguin in 1999 “He favoured short sentences didn’t use big words and never wrote a convoluted sentence He was the most versatile writer in India he straddled both the literary as well as the popular fiction genre” he says At home Ravi remembers a man who was full of mischief but never malice “He liked the image he’d cultivated of a curmudgeonly old man but he was very child-like He grew to become my favourite person” says Ravi Every year on his birthday Singh received a bouquet of flowers from the Prime Minister’s wife Gursharan Kaur and delighted in pointing them out to his visitors His friends remember a man who loved gossip but wasn’t petty with people a man who could not abide anger and rudeness a disciplined writer who woke up every morning at 5 to write “Khushwant always said that his greatest joy was receiving letters from readers especially the abusive ones” says Ravi The 99-year-old writer-historian was also famous for his 8 o’clock cut-off hour Writer Bhaichand Patel speaks fondly of his former editor at The Illustrated Weekly of India and his neighbour who would call him over for a chat “You’d have to go over at seven and he’d kick you out at eight” says Patel “Bottoms up and bugger off” chuckles Ravi and remembers that if dinner was being served he’d allow his guests to stay till nine “Khushwant wouldn’t go to a party if you didn’t serve dinner at eight” says Patel who also credits Singh with encouraging him to write his first work of fiction Mothers Lovers and Other Strangers in 2013 “He was my mentor for over 40 years” says Patel “I wouldn’t have been a writer without him” says Dehlvi “Khushwant was never afraid to live and write He wasn’t afraid to die either he wrote about it before He would have approved of the way he left he didn’t want to suffer the indignity of nurses wiping his bottom” says Ravi “His death is not to be mourned Khushwant had a full life” says Patel But Dehlvi remembers the last words he said to her “A few weeks ago he said ‘Jaldi ayiyega pata nahi kab chala jaun’ And I just looked at him and held his hand; it was always reassuring to do that; and feel that he is not going anywhere” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News they have spoiled his career and life, the school administration and friends,” said another senior minister. said the government should not rush to constitute a body to replace plan panel. the Jana Sangh ideologue who had argued against the Five Year Plans.

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