Salman Rushdie has no desire left to marry again

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London, Jan 3 (ANI): After four unsuccessful marriages, author Salman Rushdie says he has no intention of tying the knot again, but doesn't rule out the possibility of falling in love.

"I'm not saying I am never going to fall in love again but there is no need to marry," Times Online quoted him, as saying.

Nor does he want any more children.

"I'm 61, enough already," he says.

His latest project, however, is a children's book.

"When I wrote my last children's book my oldest son was 11. He's 29 now. I have another 11-year-old now who wants a book. I read him the first 15 pages and he liked it," he says.

Rushdie's fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was at the center of protests from Muslims in several countries. Some of the protests were violent and Rushdie faced death threats and a fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran.

According to Khomeini, he had portrayed the prophet Mohammed in irreverent terms - and by doing so had forfeited the right to life.

In response to the call for him to be killed, Rushdie spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically. (ANI)

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