Last Updated: 12 May, 2023 | Views: 592
Other Profession(s): Poet
Famous For: Author Of "The Room On The Roof" Received Padma Shri| Padma Bhushan|
Higher Education: Graduated
Net Worth: $2 Million
Ruskin Bond is a British-Indian author. He was born in India to Aubrey Alexander Bond, a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer, and Edith Clarke. In Shimla, he attended Bishop Cotton School. In 1957, his first novel, The Room on the Roof, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 1992, Bond got the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel in English, "Our Trees Still Grow," in Dehra. Bond has published hundreds of essays, novels, short stories, and children's books.
In 1963 – Bond worked as a freelance writer in Mussoorie.
In 1978 – Bond's historical novel "A Flight of Pigeons" inspired the Bollywood film "Junoon."
In 1993 – His two novels "Vagrants in the Valley" and "The Room on the Roof" was published in one volume by Penguin India.
In 2011 – He made his debut on the big screen with a guest appearance in the film "7 Khoon Maaf."
In 2017 – Bond wrote his autobiography in the books "Scenes from a Writer's Life" and "Lone Fox Dancing."
Achievements and Awards
In 1957 – He got the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his novel "The Room on the Roof."
In 1999 – Bond was honored with Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award.
In 2014 – He was awarded India's third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.
Bond was the closest to his father. Unfortunately, his father died of malaria while living in Kolkata in 1944. Bond was ten years old when he learned of his father's unexpected death from a boarding school teacher.
His first children's book, 'Untouchable,' was written when he was 16 years old.