V P Singh: A crafty politician and an inscrutable man 

Today happens to be the 15th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Vishwanatah Pratap Singh.  

As it frequently happens with journalists, my posting in New Delhi in 1989 as the South Asia chief correspondent of India Abroad (now defunct) and the India Abroad News Service (now IANS) coincided with the very low and the very high of Singh’s controversial political career. I interacted with him practically on a daily basis toward the end of 1989 during his lowest period.