Ruskin bond, who turned 86 in May 2020, is an renowned Indian author of British descent. He currently lives in Mussoorie, a famous hill station of Uttarakhand.
Ruskin Bond was born to Edith Clarke and Aubrey Bond on 19 May 1934 in Kasauli,India.He received his early education from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla.
Ruskin bond started writing at the age of 17. Initially Ruskin wrote for readers of all age but later on started writing primarily for childrens.
His first novel “The Room On the Roof” was based on his actual experiences of living in a small rented room on the roof in Dehradun. Many of his works are influenced by life in hill stations, where his childhood was spent.
He has written over 500 short stories, poems, essays and novels. His notable works are Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra ,The Blue Umbrella, A Flight of Pigeons,
Many stories written by Ruskin Bond have been incorporated in the school curriculum. Some Bollywood movies like Junoon(1978),The Blue Umbrella(2005) are are based on his novels.
Ruskin Bond also appeared on big screen in 7 Khoon Maaf(2011),which was based on his short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands.
He was awarded Sahitya Academy award in 1992 for his novel “Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra”.Later on, he was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.