Singh was the founder-editor of Yojana and served as the editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He practised as a lawyer before moving to journalism and writing, eventually authoring as many as 85 books.
In his last days, Singh had been interested in political developments ahead of the general election in April, his son Rahul told reporters in New Delhi on Thursday.
“Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party], who all are contesting, such discussions used to happen,” Rahul said. “He did not talk much but listened.”
“Train to Pakistan” (1956) was among Singh’s most popular novels. “Truth, Love and a Little Malice”, his autobiography, was published in 2002.