GG News Bureau
Mussoorie, 20th May. The Mussoorie based author with British descent Ruskin Bond who turned 87 on Wednesday celebrated his birthday with his family at his residence in Landour cantonment area. There were no grand celebrations this year at Cambridge book depot year due to lockdown curfew.
Ruskin Bond cut a home-made cake that was baked by his adopted family. Siddharth Bond the great grandson said that everybody wished him on his 87th Birthday. Two imprints of his books were also released on the occasion.
Ruskin Bond thanked all through a video message for sending birthday messages and said that he was genuinely happy to celebrate his birthday as he received so many greetings from his fans and well-wishers around the country.
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli in 1934 and he grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. In 1951 he wrote his first book, “The Room on the Roof” for which he won John Llewellyn Rhys prize in UK. He received the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for “Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra”. He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014 for his contribution to literature. Presently he lives in Mussoorie a small hill station town in Uttarakhand.