Khushwant Singh Awarded King's College London F-ship

New Delhi
Khushwant Singh Awarded King's College London F-ship

Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh has been awarded a Fellowship of King's College London, the British institution's highest honour.

The honour is in recognition of his "exceptional achievements in the fields of literature and journalism" and has been timed for 2014, which marks the 80th anniversary of Singh's admission to King's as an under-graduate in 1934.

"We are delighted to confer this award on Mr Singh in celebration of the substantial achievements of one of our most successful, and best-known Indian alumni, as he enters his ninth decade of association with King's College London and his 100th birthday," said Prof Sir Rick Trainor, principal and president of King's College London, at a private ceremony at Singh's home here on Sunday.

Singh was called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1938 and he began his legal career on the eve of World War II and spent eight years practising law at the High Court of Lahore.

In 1951, he began a career in journalism during which he edited some of the most prestigious titles in India and he still writes a weekly column.

Singh has published over 100 books and is one of India's best-selling authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

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