30 Facts About Ruskin Bond

1. Ruskin Bond never got married and lives with his adopted family in Mussoorie.

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2. Ruskin Bond has written more than five hundred short stories, novels, and essays.

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3. Ruskin Bond started his career by working in a photo studio.

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4. Ruskin Bond lives in the European part of Dehradun, but wants to embrace Indian culture and lifestyle.

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5. Ruskin Bond was born to Aubrey Bond and Edith Clarke and has a brother named William and a sister named Ellen.

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6. Ruskin Bond has celebrated the total number of 84 birthdays till date.

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7. Ruskin Bond is an eminent contemporary Indian writer of British descent.

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8. Ruskin Bond hides the fact from Mr John and continues to go on secret adventures with them.

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9. Ruskin Bond makes friends with some Indian boys in the local marketplace.

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10. Ruskin Bond feels helpless because he knows that if he disobeys Mr John, he will get caned.

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11. Ruskin Bond starts living with his guardian Mr John Harrison, who is stern and harsh in his manners.

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12. Ruskin Bond feels the unexpected there makes it more exciting.

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13. Ruskin Bond said his favourite genres are essays and short stories.

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14. Ruskin Bond has a brother, William who lives in Canada.

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15. Ruskin Bond has published his autobiography: Scenes from a Writer's Life describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India and very recently "Lone Wolf Dancing".

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16. Ruskin Bond had written Vagrants in the Valley in 1956, as a sequel to The Room on the Roof.

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17. Ruskin Bond sustained himself financially by writing short stories and poems for newspapers and magazines.

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18. Ruskin Bond worked for a few years freelancing from Delhi and Dehradun.

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19. Ruskin Bond moved to London and worked in a photo studio while searching for a publisher.

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20. Ruskin Bond wrote one of his first short stories, "Untouchable", at the age of sixteen in 1951.

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21. Ruskin Bond was at his boarding school in Shimla and was informed about this tragedy by his teacher.

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22. Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

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23. Ruskin Bond was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, his novel in English.

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24. Ruskin Bond lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India.

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25. Ruskin Bond was born on 19 May 1934 and is an Indian author of British descent.

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26. Ruskin Bond was deeply attached to Dehra and most of his stories are inspired by the hills and valleys of this region.

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27. Ruskin Bond had earlier collaborated with Bharadwaj in The Blue Umbrella which was based on one of his works.

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28. Ruskin Bond appears as a Bishop in the movie with Priyanka Chopra playing the title role.

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29. Ruskin Bond made his maiden big screen appearance with a cameo in Vishal Bhardwaj's film 7 Khoon Maaf in 2011, based on his short story Susanna's Seven Husbands.

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30. Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent.

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