Indian Born Novelist Salman Rushdie is a popular figure in writing who himself claimed: “Born For Writing”. For the last 33 years, the world-renowned author Salman Rushdie has lived under death threats because of his writing.
A few days earlier, he was scheduled to speak on that matter at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York when a 24-year-old man went on stage and stabbed the author in his neck and chest, New York State Police said. Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent told the press. His attacker, Hadi Matar, was charged with attempted murder and assault.
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Rushdie was forced into hiding after the publication of his 1988 novel, ‘The Satanic Verses.’ It took nearly a decade for Rushdie to become more vocal and visible though he continued to write stories. Today, Rushdie is widely known for being a vocal defender of artistic expression.
Rushdie, 75, was born in India and later grew up in England. He has written 14 novels, many of which have been translated into over 40 languages, and received numerous accolades. In 2008, Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Religious hardliners conservatives from the Muslim world are highly criticizing Rushdie and issued Fatwa saying he is degrading their faith.