Social media remembers Khushwant Singh

Updated: Mar 20, 2014, 13:36 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Khushwant Singh, one of India’s most popular writers, breathed his last Thursday afternoon. The thespian writer was 99.

Popular for having penned books like ‘Train to Pakistan’, ‘I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale’ and ‘Delhi’, Singh went on to enthral book readers across all age groups.

His admirers, who hail from varied backgrounds, took to Twiter to remember him and pay tribute to him in their own way. Here’s taking a look at what some of them tweeted:

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
My condolences on the passing away of noted author & journalist Khushwant Singh. May his soul rest in peace.

BJP President Rajnath Singh:
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of noted author and columnist Shri Khushwant Singh's demise. He was the doyen of Indian English literature and also well known for his subtle humour and satire.
I offer my heartfelt tributes to Late Khushwant Singh and condolences to the bereaved family.

Actor Vir Das:
We lost a national treasure in every sense of the word today. Go out and get a #KhushwantSingh book. It just might change your life.

Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi:
I most fondly remember playing tennis with Mr Kushwant Singh.And his hearty laughter over certain shots! He played to enjoy and not compete!

Writer and columnist Shobhaa De:
Khushwant Singh. End of an era. Only KS could say `There`s no condom for a pen." And prove it!

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar:
Truth, Love & A Little Malice. An apt title for a book & for a life! A rare man with a rare capacity to look inwards. RIP, Khushwant Singh

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur:
An Institution says adieu. His final joke upon us. RIP Khushwant Singh.