Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born British-American novelist and professor was born on 19 June 1947 in Bombay, British India. Growing up in Bombay, now Mumbai, Rushdie attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Fort, South Bombay.
When he relocated to England from India, he attended Rugby School in Warwickshire and then on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from King’s College, Cambridge.
Rushdie’s career began in advertising where worked as a copywriter for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and then with Ayer Barker. He started his writing career with his first novel titled Grimus in 1975. Grimus was a part-science fiction tale.
His second novel Midnight’s Children which he started writing while still at Ogilvy & Mather and released in 1981, brought him to the limelight in literary circles.
Rushdie has been married four times and has been resident in the United States since 2000.
He is a staunch supporter of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Who Was Salman Rushdie’s First Wife Clarissa Luard?
Clarissa Luard is the first wife of Salman Rushdie. She was born in 1948 in Essex, United Kingdom.
They married in 1976 and divorced in 1987.
Clarissa and Salman have a son called Zafar Rushdie.
She was a senior literature officer at the Arts Council of England.
On 4 November 1999, Luard died of cancer at the of 50.