Salman Rushdie

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Birth Name: Ahmad Salman Rushdie

Place of Birth: Bombay, India

Date of Birth: 19 June, 1947

Ethnicity: Indian (Kashmiri)

Salman Rushdie is an Indian and British novelist and essayist.

Salman was born in Mumbai, Bombay Presidency, India (then in British India), to Negin Bhatt and Anis Ahmed Rushdie. His family was Muslim, of Kashmiri descent. He has a son with his former wife, Clarissa Luard, and a son with his former wife, Elizabeth West.

Salman has lived in the U.K. and the U.S.

His father took the name Rushdie in honour of medieval Andalusian Arab polymath Averroes (Ibn Rushd).

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5 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    i can’t help myself but this guy looks pale and european

    that area from eyes to mouth screams GERMAN

  2. neiltennant says:

    MY grand grandparents on maternal side were both from kashmir

    they had been kashmiri and they had been blonde and blue eyed.
    I always thought that kashmir was in pakistan area

    i never understood why they had been so pale

    what is the answer to those riddles about those people in that area ??

    invaders? immigrants ?

  3. Bobby Martnen says:

    CORRECTION: Rushdie was born in Bombay, not “Mumbai”, which didn’t exist at the time.

  4. andrew says:

    former Padma Lakshmi’s husband

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