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All About Padma Lakshmi Ex-Husband Salman Rushdie


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Here All You know Padma Lakshmi Ex-Husband to Know About Salman Rushdie after the Stabbing Attack Salman Rushdie was a world-famous writer and husband to Padma Lakshmi. He was attacked and stabbed in his neck on August 12. Here are some facts about Salman Rushdie.

Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed in his neck in New York State. According to CNN, he airlifted from the scene to a local hospital. His condition is not known. A state trooper took Salman’s attacker into custody. It happened just before Salman was about to take the stage at Chautauqua Institution in NY to deliver a lecture.

Sir Salman Rushdie was, for a brief time, “Mr. Padma Lakshmi” The author, who won the Booker Price with his second novel Midnight’s Children in 1981, married the actress and culinary legend in the early 2000s. Their marriage ended in discord due to internal and external problems. They had separated before the decade was over, and were searching for the next chapter of their stories.

Padma Lakshmi Ex-Husband Salman Rushdie

In 1999, Rushdie and Laskhmi first met. They met at a New York City party. He  still married to Elizabeth West at the time. Padma was an actress and model at the time. She was paired with Mariah in the famed Glitter. In 2006, Padma would get the role that would define her career: hosting Top Chef. This is a position she has held for 15 years.

They met in Central Park and fell in love. She told , “He seduced my with his words.” “I was hooked!”

Padma and Salman party at the Groucho Club For the Publication of John Diamond’s Book ‘Snake Oil’ in 2001 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)
Padma, then 28 years old, said that Salman was her favorite person. This statement was made to Tatler magazine in 2000 by the New York Post.

I think he has shown an incredible amount of grace in the face unimaginable strife. His dignity is what makes me smile. He’s young at heart. She also took responsibility for the criticism Salman received at the time for his excessive time on the Hollywood party circuit. She said, “The only reason Salman goes to clubs is because he drags me out.” He just loves his books. He misses England’s library so very much.

Padma & Salman’s Married Lives

“For us Indians he’s like Ernest] Hemingway,” Padma said during the PEOPLEinterview. She said, “Imagine a young woman in her twenties who loves books and had published her little cookbook [1999’s Exotic: A Model’s Low Fat Recipes from Around the World].

And in comes this man.” He was by far the greatest thing to ever happen to me. It was amazing to me that someone of such stature and calibre would even consider taking me out to lunch.

From 1999 to 2007, Padma and Salman were in a long-lasting relationship. The couple got married after three years of living together. Unfortunately, this love story did not end in a happy ending.

According to Padma, the early years of their marriage were “blissful.” She wrote in her memoir, however, that their relationship  strained by professional and health issues. Padma has endometriosis. This is a painful uterine condition. She would later create the Endometriosis Fund of America to increase awareness.

At times, Padma was so in pain that she couldn’t have sex and was unable to get out of bed. She told People that Salman took it personally and that he felt rejected. In her memoir she said that Salman called her a bad investment because she didn’t have enough intimacy.

Salman Rushdie kisses Padma Lakshmi, during a reception at the 2004 PEN Literary Gala in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP/Shutterstock)
In his 2012 memoir Joseph Anton Rushdie wrote about Rushdie’s marriage. It shares the title of the security name he used. The New York Times stated that Salman’s feelings for Rushdie — which he would eventually learn — were genuine, but in the third person.

She was ambitious, and often lost the feeling. They would live a kind of life together, eight years from their first meeting until final divorce. It was not an insignificant amount of time. In the end, however, she broke Elizabeth’s heart.

Children and Families

Salman had a son, Zafar (born 1979) with his first wife, Clarissa L. (married 1976-1987). He and Elizabeth West, who married 1997-2004, welcomed their son Milan on 1997. Padma is the only child of Krishna and her daughter.

Facts about Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie attends a book reading event for his new novel, titled ‘Quichotte’, in Berlin, Germany in 2019

The Supreme Leader in Iran Calls for His Death

The Satanic Verses “mocked or at most contained mocking references to Prophet Muhammad and other aspects Islam,” per History.com. However, the real then-Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khhomeini issued a fatwaon Rushdie.

Khomeini urged “all brave Muslims to kill Rushdie.” Protests erupted in Pakistan and India over the book, which  then banned. Rushdie offered his apology to the Ayatollah, Muslims around the world in 1989 and 1990.

However, violence and protests continued. He would later regret that he had apologized. The book was responsible for numerous murders, attempted murders, and bombings.

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