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|His/Her Bio and Stats|
|Name||Ahmed Salman Rushdie|
|Physical Appearance & More|
|His/her Height||in cms- 170 cm
meters- 1.70 m
Feet- 5’ 7”
|His/her Weight||Kilogram- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper (Semi-Bald)|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||19 June 1947|
|Age (as in 2017)||70 Years|
|Place of Birth||Bombay (now Mumbai), British India|
|Sun Sign(Zodiac Sign)||Gemini|
|School||Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay
Rugby School, Warwickshire, England
|College/University||King's College, University of Cambridge, England|
|Educational Qualification||Master's Degree in History|
|Debut||Novel: Grimus (1975, Science Fiction)
|Family||Father- Anis Ahmed Rushdie (Lawyer-turned-Businessman)
Mother- Negin Bhatt (Teacher)
|Hobby(Things he/she loves to do)||Reading, Horse Riding|
|Controversy||• Salman Rushdie was criticized for portraying Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a bad light in his 1988 novel- The Satanic Verses. Things turned worse when the leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeni issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s death for insulting the Prophet.
While Rushdie was fortunate enough to escape physical harm, the book's Japanese translator, Hitoshi Igarashi, was stabbed to death in 1991, the Italian translator, Ettore Capriolo, was seriously wounded in a stabbing incident the same year and the Norwegian publisher William Nygaard was shot three times in an attempted assassination in 1993 but survived. Even to this day, the book remains banned in most of the nations.
• Padma Lakshmi, Rushdie's ex-wife, wrote and published a memoir in 2016. In the book, she claimed that Rushdie was concerned with only physical pleasures and could never be an "understandable husband." She added that once Rushdie even referred to her as a 'bad investment.'
|Major Awards/Achievements||• Awarded the European Union's Aristeion Prize in 1996.
• Chosen as the "author of the year" in both Britain and Germany in 1996.
• Awarded the Booker Prize for his second novel, Midnight's Children, in 1971.
• Bestowed with the "Booker of Bookers" for the best novel among the Booker
Prize winners for Fiction; awarded at its 25th anniversary.
• Honoured with the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).
• Won the 2010 Golden Pen Award.
|Favourite Authors/Poets||Franz Kafka, Charles Dickens, James Joyce|
|Favourite Books||"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Genghis Khan" by Jack Weatherford, "The White Album" by Joan Didion, "Humboldt’s Gift" by Saul Bellow, "Clear Light of Day" by Anita Desai|
|Lifestyle/Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more|
|Lifestyle/Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more||Riya Sen, Indian Actress
Rosario Dawson, Hollywood Actress
Olivia Wilde, Hollywood Actress
Pia Glenn, Actress
Topaz Page-Green, Model
Nikki Milovanovic, Canadian Pop-star (40 years younger than him)
|Wife(s)/Spouse(s)||Clarissa Luard (m. 1976-1987)
Marianne Wiggins, American Novelist (m. 1988-1993)
Elizabeth West (m. 1997-2004)
Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American Model & Actress (m. 2004-2007)
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
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