The name Salman Rushdie is synonymous with Midnights Children, Knighthood, Booker Prize and of course the controversial Satanic Verses. Very few stalwarts from the English literary circle might have envisaged the volume of curiosity and hysteria Midnights Children created in 1981. It was the time when finally an Indian author wrote an English novel for world readers and intellectuals. India finally arrived on the global literary picture. From then onwards, Rushdie has lived upto his reputation and created some of the most cherished masterpieces of English literature. The success of Satanic Verses was phenomenal and the controversy, the opposition and the fatwa is equally epic. Rushdie, surprisingly remains unaffected by all the frenzy and still continues to write. He is a curious man with some unconventional ways. Have a look at a snapshot of his extraordinary life.