Khushwant Singh (Feb 2, 1915 – March 20, 2014) was best known for his secularism, his humour, and a love of poetry. He was the recipient of Padma Vibhushan. He was the founder-editor of Yojana (1951-53), editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India (1979-80), chief editor of New Delhi (1979-80), and editor of Hindustan Times (1980-83). An author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, his Saturday column ‘With Malice Towards One and All’ in Hindustan Times was one of the most popular ones. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980-86.