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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Mumbai
Country: British
BirthDay: 19 June 1947
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.7 m
Education: Cathedral and John Connon School, Rugby School, King's College, University of Cambridge

Salman Rushdie was bornon 19 June 1947 in Mumbai, British. One of the most popular and controversial writers of the twentieth century, Salman Rushdie is a British Indian essayist and novelist. He has authored several novels and short stories in his life, which has continued to attract the interest of both critics and public till date. His ability to combine magical realism with historical fiction is an exceptional quality which makes him a truly unique writer. Most of the works written by him feature around the Indian subcontinent and mostly contain themes like migrations to and fro the East and West and the incidences occurring in between them. Bit by the writing bug at the tender age of five, Rushdie’s foray into the world of literature was in the year 1975. Though his first book did not garner much positive response, Rushdie made a strong comeback with his second novel which not only gained him international fame and recognition but brought equivalent commercial and critical success. Since then, there has been no looking back for this excellent writer who continued to allure his readers through his numerous novels, short stories and non-fiction. It was Rushdie’s fourth novel, ‘The Satanic Verses’, which enraged the Muslim community across the globe to the extent of Ayatollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa or a death sentence against him. However, despite the same, Rushdie continued writing and released several books and novels. For his immense contribution in the field of literature, Rushdie is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards, honorary doctorates and fellowships.


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Rushdie refrained from appearing in the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2012 and cancelled his entire India tour citing security concerns as the primary reason


In 2010, he came up with the novel, ‘Luka and the Fire of Life’


Rushdie was romantically linked to Indian model Riya Sen in 2008 by the media but there has been no formal announcement by either


‘Shalimar the Clown’ released in 2005 was very well accepted by the public and the critics alike and escalated Rushdie’s string of commercially successful and critical acclaimed movies by leaps and bounds


They got in married in 2004 and shared a cordial relationship until Lakshmi decided to end the same in 2007


In 2001, came Rushdie’s next piece of work, ‘Fury’ which was followed by ‘Step Across This Line: Collected Non-fiction 1992-2002’ in 2002


Rushdie is presently staying in New York City since 2000


Rushdie married Elizabeth West IN 1997 and fathered a son, Milan in 1999


This too did not work out as the two separated in 1993


In 1990, he released his next book, ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’, a children’s novel


In 1989, Rushdie was blessed with a second life as Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh failed in his assassination attempt to kill the former


Year 1988 witnessed the release of the most controversial book of Rushdie, ‘The Satanic Verses’


Rushdie’s next venture was released under the title, ‘The Jaguar Smile’ in 1987


His next couple of works include a collection of essays, ‘Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991’, released in 1991, and a collection of short stories, ‘East, West’ released in 1994


The couple was blessed with a son named Zafar in 1980


Rushdie first tied the nuptial knot in the year 1976 to Clarissa Luard


In 1975, with the release of the part-science fiction tale ‘Grimus’, Rushdie plunged into the career of full time writing, though he still continued freelancing as an advertisement writer


Rushdie went to King’s College and later to Cambridge University from where he attained his Master’s Degree in History in 1968

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