Where is the funny man of India
Through wit, humour and jokes,
Fun, pun, irony and caricature,
Knowledge and wisdom,
Telling of a century gone by,
What happened in India,
What in England,
What in the sub-continent,
Touching and flashing upon
Every side of life...
Khushwant Singh the lawyer, the journalist,
The editor, the politician,
The novelist, the short-story writer,
The historian and the columnist,
And above all, a lover of Urdu poetry
And its translator,
Where, where is the man and author,
Telling of an age gone by,
The past, present and future?
A gossip-master, a chat-man chatting,
A great conversationalist,
He could keep anyone spell-bound
Through his talks, chats and gossips,
He could take to all,
Politics, life, art, culture, tradition,
Folklore, fashion, habit, taste and all,
Yoga, bhoga, physical fitness
To morning and evening walks.
Could entertain with his talks about
Daru and ladki,
The wine-bottles with the labels
And the tastes of beer, brandy, rum,
Scotch and vodka
To champagne to mahua,
From Lahore to Delhi to London,
The traffic jams to the red and green lights
Where, where is the former editor
Of the Illustrated Weekly of India?
Where, where is the ex-Rajya Sabha member?
Where is the writer standing for
The freedom of speech and expression,
The Sikh historian,
A lover of poetry,
A lover of art, culture and trend,
Talking with caricature...