Happy Birthday to Indian William Wordsworth aka Ruskin Bond

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Ruskin Bond is one of the very famous names in the literature world. From poems to novels and short stories Ruskin Bond has written it all and all of his writings a beloved to many. He is one of the finest writers and thus he is also known as ‘Indian William Wordsworth.’ The writer has won Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards for his work. He has always been inclined towards children’s literature and gives the credit of his fabulous job to his lonely childhood. Ruskin Bond had a rough childhood which was seen in most of his writings. He was born to Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond and when he was just 4 years old, both of his parents split. Her mother then married an Indian man. But fate has it another way and his father died. He then went to live with his grandmother in Dehradun and for the rest of his childhood, he was raised by his mother and stepfather.

Here are some quotes and facts about the writer

Ruskin Bond wanted to be a tap dancer when he was young. This might seem surprising to many but he has a soft corner for dance.

His first novel was published when he was only 21 years old. The name of his first novel was, “The room on the roof.”

The first book he read in his childhood was, “Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales” which he fell completely in love with.

Ruskin Bond has revealed that he is extremely lazy as a person and he gets cranky like a little kid when it rains.


He is very quiet in nature and does not enjoy all the media attention that he gets and instead he chooses to stay away from media attention.

Happy Birthday to the best storyteller and one of the finest writers in the world!

Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 18 May 2019

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