Sir Salman Rushdie wins Best of Booker

Sir Salman Rushdie wins Best of Booker Sir Salman Rushdie has won the Best of Booker for his novel Midnight’s Children. The award was announced earlier on Thursday at the South Bank Center in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize. For the first time, millions of people voted online for their favourite authors.

Midnight’s Children won both the 1981 Booker Prize and the Booker of Bookers Prize in 1993 – a celebratory award created for the best book to win a Booker Prize in its first 25 years.

His book Midnight’s Children, which many consider to be his best ever, is the story of a man born at the stroke of midnight in 1947, just as India wakes up to independence.

Pat Parker’s The Ghost Road; Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda; JM Coetzee’s Disgrace; J G Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur and Nadine Gordimer’s The Conservationist were the other contenders for the honour.

One Response to “Sir Salman Rushdie wins Best of Booker”

  1. M.K.DAMODARAN says:

    July 10 was a happy day for Rushdie.Number 10 adds up to 1.On that dayRushdie was 61 years,which adds up to 7.More exactly,he was 61 years and 22 days old,which adds up to 2.
    Months back, I had posted a blog about Rushdie.Plese read the following:-

    Salman Rushdie is run by his strong numbers 1,5 and 7.He was born on June
    19,1947.All persons born on 1,10,19 or 28 of any month bear the birth number
    1.Besides,Rushdie’s fate number is 1.

    Since he owns the same birth number and fate number he has a much stronger
    Further,his occult number is 43.Holder of this number is highly controversial,powerful or
    That Taslima Nasreen holds the same occult number further strengthens this point

    Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi have numerological similarities.She was also born
    with birth number 1,as her date of birth is September 1,1970..Her occult number is 37
    which adds up to 1

    Rushdie was born in the Zodiacal sign of Gemini and Padma in that of Virgo.Both signs

    are ruled by planet Mercury.

    Since both are governed by strong numbers they have strong individuality.

    Another well-known person born on June 19 is Aung San Suu kyi.Also,she owns the

    occult number 43,as that of Rushdie..Though Suu kyi is not controversial as Rushdie it is

    a fact that she has a much stronger personality.

    Charecteristic of number 1;-Number 1 stands in symbolism to the planet Sun .Number 1

    people are highly creative,inventive and have strong leadership qualities.They dislike

    restraint of any sort.They are their own masters.As already mentioned, all persons born

    on 1,10,19 or 28 bear the occult number 1.Out of these,number 19 is very unique.

    Indira Gandhi,B ill Clinton,Sunitha Williams,Maria Sharapova, Ricky Ponting and

    Rahul Gandhi are some notable people born on 19th.

    Since 2008 adds up to 1 the year is highly significant for number 1 persons.So ,the year

    is important for Rushdie.