Ruskin Bond, born on May 19th, 1934, spent his early childhood in Jamnagar and Shimla.
After his parents’ separation, Ruskin moved to Dehradun with his mother where he attended Bishop Cotton School.
Ruskin Bond started writing at the young age of 16 and published his first novel, ‘The Room on the Roof’, when he was just 17.
He has written over 500 short stories, essays, and novels, and has won numerous awards for his work.
Ruskin Bond’s writing style is simple yet powerful, with a focus on nature and human relationships.
His descriptions of the mountains, forests, and rivers of India are vivid and transport the reader to another world.
Some of Ruskin Bond’s most popular works include ‘The Blue Umbrella’, ‘Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra’, and ‘A Flight of Pigeons’.
His stories have been adapted into films and TV series, making him a household name in India.
Ruskin Bond’s contribution to Indian literature is immense, and his works continue to inspire generations of readers.
He has also been actively involved in promoting literacy and education in India, and has established several schools for underprivileged children.
Ruskin Bond currently lives in Mussoorie, a hill station in northern India, where he continues to write and enjoy the beauty of nature.
He is known for his love of pets, especially dogs, and has adopted several stray animals over the years.