Salman Rushdie’s family claims that his “sense of humor” is still intact while he recovers from the attack.
Salman Rushdie, a British-American author of Indian descent, is still in critical condition in the hospital after being stabbed on Sunday. However, according to his son Zafar Rushdie, his “normal feisty and stubborn sense of humor remains intact.” The journalist, who was born in Mumbai, was stabbed in an incident that US officials described as “targeted” and “preplanned,” according to a family statement posted on social media by Zafar, who added that his father is “pulling through” despite suffering terrible, permanently altering wounds.
After being stabbed at a literary event in New York State on Friday, the 75-year-old renowned journalist was taken off the ventilator on Saturday and was able to speak. On August 14, his son Zafar stated that the removal of the ventilator and artificial oxygen on Saturday, because the best-selling author could speak, was something that his family was “very relieved” about.