Salman Rushdie


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Salman Rushdie Born: 06/19/1947
Birth Place: Mumbai, , IN

He was born Ahmed Salman Rushdie in Bombay (now Mumbai), India on June 19, 1947, just months before the British Partition, which created modern-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The only son among four children by lawyer-turned-businessman Anis Rushdie and his wife, Negin Bhatt, a teacher, Rushdie fell in love with literature and popular entertainment at an early age, when he counted The Wizard of Oz, "Superman" comics and the vibrant Bollywood musicals of his native country among his favorites. These and other influences would spur him to write his first story at the age of 10. Four years later, he left India to attend the Rugby School in England, an experience he later describe...

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