Padma Lakshmi “Hoping for Swift Healing”Ex Salman Rushdie


According to NBC News, Salman was preparing for a speech at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua NY on Aug. 12. A male attacker rushed him onto the stage and stabbed him 12 times in the face, neck and abdomen. The author was airlifted to a hospital and the suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault.

Zafar continued, “We are so grateful to all the audience members who bravely leapt to his defence and administered first aid along with the police and doctors who have cared for him and for the outpouring of love and support from around the world. We ask for continued patience and privacy as the family come together at his bedside to support and help him through this time.”

Padma was Salman’s fourth wife. Zafar’s mother was his first wife. Clarissa Luard, Elizabeth West—with whom he shares a 23-year-old son, Milan Rushdie?, Marianne Wiggins.

New Jersey man is the stabbing suspect Hadi Matar, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.

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