Indian-American model, TV host, author and activist Padma Lakshmi sent her best wishes to her ex-husband and Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie as he recovers from serious stabbing injuries.
Lakshmi, who was married to the author from 2004 to 2007, tweeted on August 14, two days after the incident: “Relieved @SalmanRushdie is going through the nightmare of Friday. Worried and wordless, may eventually exhale. Hoping for a speedy recovery now,” reports eonline.com.
The day Padma spoke, Salman Rushdie’s agent told E! News that the author’s “road to recovery has begun,” adding: “It will be a long time; the injuries are serious, but his condition is heading in the right direction.”
Additionally, Salman Rushdie’s eldest son, 42-year-old Zafar Rushdie, made a statement about his father on behalf of the family.
“The condition of my father remains critical, who is undergoing extensive medical treatment,” he said.
“We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken off ventilator and extra oxygen and was able to say a few words. Though his life-changing injuries are serious, his normal spirited and defiant sense of humour remains intact.”
on 12 august Salman Rushdie A district attorney’s office spokesman told NBC News that he was preparing to speak at an event at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY, when a man reached the stage and stabbed him about 12 times in the face, neck, abdomen and chest. .
The writer was taken to hospital and the suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault.
Zafar continued: “We are extremely grateful to all the audience members who bravely jumped to their rescue and provided first aid along with the police and doctors who looked after them and showered love and support from all over the world. We demand continued patience and privacy as the family comes together at his bedside to support and help him through this time.”
Padma Rushdie’s fourth wife. He was previously married to Zafar’s mother, Clarissa Luard, Elizabeth West, with whom he has a 23-year-old son, Milan Rushdie and Marianne Wiggins.
Knife suspect, New Jersey man Hadi Matar, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault charges.