UK Eminent writer in the list of more than 40 professional and community work people of Indian origin to be honored on the occasion of the Queen’s birthday Salman Rushdie The name is at the top. Rushdie was born in Mumbai and was best known for the novel “Midnight’s Children”. booker prize met. For his service in the literary world, the British Queen Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) will be awarded the ‘Companion of Honor’.
At no time is this award given to more than 65 people at a time. of Queen Elizabeth II 70 years of British rule The list was released on Wednesday night to commemorate the completion (Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to the UK). Rushdie, 74, who received the fatwa of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei for his controversial novel “The Satanic Verses” more than thirty years ago, said: “It is an honor to be on this list.”
The ‘Companion of Honor’ given by the Queen is a special award which is given for notable contribution in the fields of arts, science, medicine etc. In the past, this award has been presented to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, John Major and noted physicist Stephen Hawking.
Rushdie’s citation reads, “Born in Bombay, he later attended Rugby School and King’s College where he studied history.”
The letter read, “Started career in advertising world and ‘Midnight’s Children’ twice (1993 and 2008) was declared the Public’s Best of Bookers. He was knighted in 2007 for his service to literature. He also composed non-fiction literature, wrote essays, was co-editor and also did humanitarian work.
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