With a literary career of five decades, Sir Salman Rushdie has been no stranger to death threats due to his controversial work. Born two months before the Indian independence from Britain, Salman Rushdie took his first gaze in Bombay — now known as Mumbai. The controversial writer went on to win the illustrious Booker Prize in 1981 for his book, Midnight’s Children; the novelist became one of the most celebrated and successful British authors of all time. However, with his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, the writer managed to cause international turmoil by hurting Islamic sentiments. Thus, began his controversial life.