Novelist Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie CH FRSL was born in India and currently lives in the United Kingdom.
His writing frequently combines magical realism with historical fiction and focuses mostly on the links, disturbances, and migrations that occurred between Eastern and Western civilizations while taking place on the Indian subcontinent. His stories are commonly set in India.
Ahmed Salman Rushdie was born into an Indian Kashmiri Muslim family on June 19, 1947, in the city of Bombay, during the time of the British Raj in India.
His father, Anis Ahmed Rushdie, is a lawyer-turned-businessman who attended Cambridge, and his mother, Negin Bhatt, is an educator.
After it was discovered that the birth certificate Anis Ahmed Rushdie had presented had been altered to make him appear younger than he actually was, he was fired from his position in the Indian Civil Services (ICS).
In the autobiography he published in 2012, he revealed that his father took the surname Rushdie in honor of Averroes (Ibn Rushd).
What Happened to Him?
As a consequence of the content of his writings, Sir Salman Rushdie has lost his property, his freedom, his wife, and his mental stability.
On Friday, an Indian-born British author who is now 75 years old and whose writing prompted death threats from Iran in the 1980s was stabbed on stage in the state of New York.
Salman Rushdie is currently receiving emergency medical care and faces the possibility of losing one of his eyes.