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Shatam-i Rasool Salman Rushdie lives but loses use of eye and hand

The Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie was stabbed in New York in August

Shatam-i Rasool Salman Rushdie lives but has lost the use of his one eye and hand!

The controversial author was attacked with a knife at a literary event in New York earlier this year on August 12.

Salman Rushdie’s agent has shared an update on Rushdie’s health saying that the author has lost sight in one eye and from the use of one hand as well as he recovers from an attack.

Read more: Salman Rushdie put on ventilator after being stabbed in New York

Literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Spanish language newspaper, El Pais, in an article published Saturday that Rushdie suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso in the attack that took away sight in an eye and left a hand incapacitated.

After the attack, Rushdie was treated at a Pennsylvania hospital, where he was briefly put on a ventilator to recover from what Wylie told El Pais was a “brutal attack” that cut nerves to one arm.

Rushdie, 75, spent years in hiding after Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 edict, a fatwa, calling for his death after the publication of his novel “The Satanic Verses.” which is considered blasphemous by Muslims. Over the past two decades, Rushdie has traveled freely.

While the assailant identified as Hadi Matar, 24, a resident of Fairview, New Jersey, has been incarcerated after pleading not guilty to attempted murder and assault in the Aug. 12 attack on Rushdie.

Rushie was stabbed as he was being introduced at the Chautauqua Institution, a rurally located center 55 miles (89 kilometers) southwest of Buffalo that is known for its summertime lecture series.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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