Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | ‘I May Die Any Day Now’

I love this grand daddy -- a walking encyclopaedia

“Some gossip, some titillation, some amusement, that’s the best I can offer.”

he ‘Sardar in the lightbulb’, loved and loathed in over 17 Indian languages, had hung up his pen without saying goodbye. After more than 70 uninterrupted years of ceaselessly needling readers, Khushwant Singh suddenly decided he’d had enough. “I’m 97,” (he isn’t, he’s 96) “I may die any day now,” is all he’ll say about his self-imposed exile into silence. | ‘I May Die Any Day Now’

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