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Author Salman Rushdie leads list of 40 British Indians in Queen's Jubilee Honours' list

By Jasleen Kaur -- June 02, 2022 12:16 pm -- Updated:June 02, 2022 12:18 pm

London, June 2: Mumbai-born author of the Booker Prize-winning novel 'Midnight's Children' Salman Rushdie is leading a list of over 40 professionals and community champions of Indian-origin to be honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours' list.

Author Salman Rushdie has been named a Companion of Honour, an exclusive club with membership limited to just 65 persons at any given time, for services to literature in a list released on Wednesday evening as the Jubilee Honours to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years of service to the UK.

Author Salman Rushdie leads list of 40 British Indians in Queen's Jubilee Honours' list

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The Companion of Honour is a special award granted to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time. Very few receive this high honour, which has been conferred on the likes of former British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and John Major and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in the past.

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Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' was twice (1993 and 2008) voted Best of the Bookers by the public. He is also an author of non-fiction, an essayist, co-editor and a noted humanist,” it notes.

Author Salman Rushdie leads list of 40 British Indians in Queen's Jubilee Honours' list-PTC News with agency inputs 

 

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