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Remembering eminent writer Khushwant Singh
Eminent writer Khushwant Singh is now only in our memories. He had strong Haryana connections. Khushwant Singh was a great fan of Haryana's educationist, politician and constitution expert, Sant Hardwari Lal.
Khuswant Singh, who was one class junior to Hardwari Lal in St. Stephens, while paying tribute to him had commented that he (Hardwari Lal ) was prime ministerial stuff, but unfortunately he was denied that opportunity.

I had the privilege of having one to one meeting with Khshwant Singhji.While reviewing my book on politics and culture of Haryana in Hindi titled 'Haryana ke lalo ke Sabrange Kisse' the veteran author sent me a postcard in which he said, "Though I read Hindi with great difficulty, I managed to go through your anecdotes about four Lals of Haryana- all of whom I happened to have known. I enjoyed your witty compilations. It was vastly amusing. Congratulations!"

During that meeting Khuswant Singhji had asked me to write this book in English as southern people are also interested to know about Haryana politics and its politicians. Am working on the project, which is likely to hit the stands this year. Three postcards written by Khuswant Singh two decades back are my prized possession.

Those were not the days of computer. It was greatness of the great writer that he used to reply on through postcard.

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