New Delhi: India-born novelist Salman Rushdie was stabbed during an event in New York on Friday. The author was attacked just before he was about to start his lecture, according to news agencies. It is reported that Rushdie received death threats due to past writings, The Satanic Verses.
According to the media reports, a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and punched Rushdie. As soon as the person attacked he fell to the floor. However, the man was immediately restrained.
It is said to be that The Satanic Verses is banned in Iran since 1988. This is the same year when Rushdie released the book. It was his fourth book. It is alleged that the book has blasphemous content that disrespects Islam. Owing to his work, the writer also received many death threats.
However, the 75-year-old author continued to produce several novels. In India, he is famous for his book Midnight’s Children which was released in the year 1981.
He married four times in his life. The first time, he tied the knot with Clarissa Luard in 1976. In 2007, he divorced her fourth wife Padma Lakshmi. He is currently a British citizen of Indin origin. He also lived in the US for the past 20 years.