A house in India belonging to the British-American writer with Indian heritage, Salman Rushdie, is currently in a deteriorating state. An image available to NBA Republic speaks to the fact that the house is in ruins.
The house is located in Solan, a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was gifted to the writer when he celebrated his 21st birthday anniversary in 1969. The name of the house is Anees Villa, and it was presented to Salman Rushdie by his father.
According to a report by Tribune India, the said house was originally owned by the celebrated writer’s grandfather.
“We were paid for the upkeep by Salman Rushdie’s attorney for several years but for the last 6 to 7 years no money has come,” a caretaker of Salman Rushdie house revealed to pressmen who visited the property Friday. The caretaker further added that the house is in such a bad state due to lack of funds to continue taking good care of it.
Reports also suggest that Salman Rushdie does not frequent the place. The last time he visited the property was 22 years ago.
His plan of turning the house into a retreat for writers, has also not seen the light of day. This, many believe, was as a result of the writer’s security concerns.
Meanwhile, Salman Rushdie is currently hospitalized after he was stabbed in the neck at an event in New York, United States.
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According to Rushdie’s agent, the writer may loose an eye due to the attack which police said has been carried out by a 24-year old man.
The agent added further that the 75 years old writer’s liver was also stabbed and damaged. His arm nerves were also badly damaged in the gruesome attack.
“Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” the agent revealed to pressmen.
The suspect is however, in police custody helping with investigations into the incident.
Source: NBA Republic