As soon as the news of Khushwant Singh's demise spread people from all walks of life took to twitter to mourn his death.
PM condoles the passing away of Mr Khushwant Singh: "A gifted author, candid commentator and a dear friend. He lived a truly creative life."— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) March 20, 2014
Oh no Khushwant Singh is no more. He made our lives so much richer by his literary contributions. "With Malice towards one and all" RIP— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) March 20, 2014
so khushwant singh goes,like we all must. what a life led! a 100 would have been excellent but he gave us 99 & we must be thankful for that— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 20, 2014
Rip Khushwant singh! End of an era! Find memories of train to Pakistan n t bond I shared with him! Wil miss u!— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) March 20, 2014
My condolences on the passing away of noted author & journalist Khushwant Singh. May his soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2014
I most fondly remember playing tennis with Mr Kushwant Singh.And his hearty laughter over certain shots! He played to enjoy and not compete!— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) March 20, 2014
RIP,Sir! Grew up reading The Illustrated Weekly of India & his wicked humor. Mr #KhushwantSingh remained the quintessential lover of life.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 20, 2014
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.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) March 20, 2014
RIP #KhushwantSingh ji .... Between the bookshelves and the books u ll always b remembered in a corner of our homes n hearts!— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) March 20, 2014
Saddened by the news of passing away of noted author Khushwant Singh, my condolences to the family. An era comes to an end.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) March 20, 2014
Khushwant Singh. End of an era. Only KS could say 'There's no condom for a pen." And prove it!— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) March 20, 2014
Very sad to hear of the death of Khushwant Singh - great historian, novelist, editor, columnist, and a wonderfully kind, generous man. RIP.— Amitav Ghosh (@GhoshAmitav) March 20, 2014
Saddened by the demise of Sh. Khushwant Singh. Literary world has lost a shining jewel. Condolence to his family.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 20, 2014