A prominent essayist and critic, Kedarnath Singh was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1989 for Akaal Mein Saras (Cranes in Drought) — his poetry collection and the Jnanpith Award in 2013. He was living in New Delhi.
As India loses one of its most charismatic prime ministers, former Rajya Sabha MP Arun Shourie talks talks about all that Vajpayee stood for. “When Vajpayee ji made a promise, people believed him. There was a reason for that.”