Ek Hi Zindagi Kaafi Nahi is an honest and sensational autobiography of former Minister in charge of External Affairs, Natwar Singh.
Summary of the Book
Ek Hi Zindagi Kaafi Nahi is the Hindi translation of the Natwar Singh’s autobiography titled One Life is Not Enough. The author presents a detailed account his life as a bureaucrat, politician, and cabinet minister. He writes about his experiences as a vital player in Indian politics and sets the record straight on several issues, including the Volcker Report controversy. Natwar Singh joined the Indian Foreign Services and served as a bureaucrat for over three decades. He became an integral part of the Congress Party in 1984, and was inducted as a Minister of State in Rajiv Gandhi’s council. In this explosive memoir, the former cabinet minister writes about his experiences in various ministries. In his glittering career, Singh has been a part of some of the most epochal events of independent India. Natwar Singh was very closely associated with the Congress Party and in 2002 when the party came back to power, he was appointed as the Minister of External Affairs. His eventful career came to a controversial end when his name appeared in the Volcker Report in 2005. This forced him to resign from the cabinet and eventually from the Congress party. He also talks about his stint in the MEA when he witnessed the Indo-China talks that concluded in the war of 1962. Natwar Singh also talks about Pakistan under the rule of Zia-ul-Haq and Indo-USSR relations among other controversial and sensational topics. This book will make for an engaging and intriguing read for those interested in the life and career of Natwar Singh.
About K. Natwar Singh
Kunwar Natwar Singh was born on May 16, 1931. He studied in some of the most reputed institutions including the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University and Peking University in China. After serving in the IFS for about 31 years, he joined politics. He was honored with the Padma Bhushan award in 1984. Singh was a cabinet minister and served as the Minister of External Affairs of India, until his resignation, post the Volcker Report controversy.