Ninety six, and still going strong.
Writer-columnist Khushwant Singh has
brought to life the stories of three old friends - Pandit Preetam
Sharma, Nawab Barkatullah, Sardar Boota Singh - in his new book,
"The Sunset Club" that will be released here Nov 30 by Gurcharan
Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The 96-year-old writer, one of India's most loved storytellers, is
the author of classics like "Train to Pakistan", "I Shall Not Hear
the Nightingale", "Delhi, The Company of Women" and "Burial at
His non-fiction include a classic two-volume "A History of the
Sikhs"; a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and
culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry.
His autobiography, "Truth, Love and a Little Malice", was
published in 2002.
"The Sunset Club" is the writer's second venture this year. A
volume, "Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most
Things In-Between" came out early this year.
"The Sunset Club" takes a look at old age fantasies and nostalgia
as the three friends of more than 40 years sit together on a bench
in Lodhi Gardens to exchange news and views of the events of the
day. It talks of everything from love, lust, sex and scandal.