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Salman Rushdie Condition: Salman Rushdie’s condition critical but enthusiasm and witty style intact, son said – able to speak a little

New York : Salman Rushdie’s son Zafar Rushdie, who was injured in the deadly attack, said that his father’s condition is still critical, but his spirited nature and witty attitude remains. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed to death by Hadi Matar (24) of New Jersey during a cultural event in New York on Friday. On Saturday, Rushdie was taken off the ventilator and after that he talked a bit. The writer’s son, Zafar Rushdie, said on Sunday that his family was “a huge relief” after Rushdie was taken off the ventilator and that he is now able to speak a little more.

Rushdie is no longer being given extra oxygen, he said. In a statement shared on Twitter, Zafar said, “Following Friday’s attack, my father is in critical condition and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.” “Though he has suffered serious injuries, his spirited nature and witty stance remains intact,” he said. The family expressed their gratitude to the audience at the event, who bravely defended Rushdie after the attack at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York and provided him with first aid.

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The family also thanked the police and doctors. He also expressed his gratitude for the ‘love and support he has received from people around the world’. Earlier, Padma Lakshmi, ex-wife of noted author Salman Rushdie, had said, “It is a matter of relief that Salman Rushdie’s health is improving. Worried and heartbroken… I wish her a speedy recovery.’ Rushdie and Chennai-born Padma Lakshmi married in 2004. The two separated in 2007. Lakshmi, 51, a writer by profession and host of the popular TV show ‘TopChef’, was Rushdie’s fourth wife.

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At the same time, according to the news of ‘New York Times’, Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wiley said, ‘His health is improving. It will take time to recover. The injury is serious, but his health is improving. Author Rushdie had faced death threats from Islamic extremists for years after writing his book, The Satanic Verses. Hadi Matar, who attacked Rushdie, appeared in court on Saturday, where he did not plead guilty to attempted murder. At the same time, the court refused to grant him bail.




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