Attacked in New York: Famous Writer Salman Rushdie Loses His Eye

Attacked in New York: Famous Writer Salman Rushdie Loses His Eye

It was announced that the famous writer Salman Rushdie, who was attacked with a knife at a conference held in New York in August, lost one of his eyes and one of his hands was unused.

British Indian-born Salman Rushdie, author of the book "The Satanic Verses", who was exposed to mass protests and death threats all over the world, was attacked on stage at a conference held in New York, USA on 12 August. Rushdie reportedly lost an eye and was unable to use his hand.

At a conference in New York, someone took the stage and punched and then stabbed Rushdie.

After the attack, Rushdie's manager Andrew Wylie stated that due to the stab wounds he received, the nerves and liver in one arm were damaged and he could lose his eye.

Manager Announced: Rushdie Loses His Eye

Speaking to El Pais, Wylie said Rushdie lost an eye and was unable to use a hand.

Wylie: "His wounds were very deep. And unfortunately he lost an eye. He sustained permanent damage to one hand because the nerves in his hand were severed. He couldn't use one hand. He also had 15 wounds on his hand, chest and upper body." said.

Who is Salman Rushdie?

The Indian-born British author became famous for his 1981 novel Midnight's Children, for which he won the Booker Prize. The book has sold over a million copies in the UK alone.

The author later received the Booker of Bookers awards in 1993 and the Best of Booker awards in 2008.

As soon as Rushdie's surrealist, post-modern novel The Satanic Verses was published in 1988, there were reactions and calls for it to be banned.

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death warrant against the author, placing a $3 million bounty on "Rushdie's head". This situation took the book to another dimension, diplomatic crises.

In connection with this issue, 59 people died worldwide, including translators and those who died in demonstrations.

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