Mr. Rushdie who had been threatened for some time was stabbed by a 24-year-old guy from New Jersey in the neck and abdomen. It was not evident why.

Salman Rushdie went into hiding for a long time when the Iranian government issued a death warrant for him after the publication of “The Satanic Verses “.

In more recent years, however, he reintegrated into society, claiming, “Oh, I have to live my life,” and making frequent public appearances in New York City with no apparent security.

Mr. Rushdie was set to speak at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York on Friday morning about the United States as a safe haven for exiled writers, but an attacker rushed the stage instead.

 Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

According to the police and eyewitnesses, the attacker stabbed Mr. Rushdie, 75, multiple times in the stomach and neck before being restrained by others.

Is Salman Rushdie Dead or Alive?

Salman Rushdie is alive but in a critical condition as of now.

Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to talk, according to an update from Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, issued just before 7 p.m. on Friday.

He declared, “The news is not good.” The nerves in Salman’s arm were cut, his liver was pierced, and it is possible that he may lose one of his eyes.


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