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Ruskin Bond

Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first
novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys
Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas and more than
fifty books for children.

He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and
the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.

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