19 May 1934: Ruskin Bond, Indian Author, was born
Ruskin Bond is considered as one of the greatest Indian authors of the English language. His wide array of short stories, novels, essays, poems, travelogues, and articles in newspapers and magazines have inspired many a aspiring writers for the past six decades. Best known as a children’s story writer, Ruskin Bond has dabbled in a variety of genres, from ghost stories to ‘odes to nature’ to unrequited love stories. His writing career brought him fame, honours and a number of awards, including the Sahitya Academy Award (1992), Padma Shri (1991), Padma Bhushan (2014).