Salman Rushdie’s Civil Lines property split and sold years ago: Neighbours
The Kuckrejas own one of the plots — a part of which serves as a bed and breakfast facility. The second plot — 4B — changed hands several times before Bhiku Ram Jain’s family bought it.
“The Lal family owns one portion, while Arvind Jain (son of Bhikhu Ram Jain) is the owner of the other,” Vanita Kuckreja, wife of playwright and film director Arun Kuckreja, said. The Kuckreja’s live in 4A, Flagstaff Road.
“Before shifting here, Bhiku Ram Jain’s family lived on Rajpur Road, Civil Lines. As far as the other three plots are concerned, they were sold in 1960 and changed ownership several times. My mother-in-law bought one of the plots. People living here hardly know or remember Rushdie’s family,” Kuckreja said.
She said she has not seen anyone from Rushdie’s family visit the place. “This locality is very peaceful and we had heard that Rushdie wanted to turn the bungalow into a resort for writers and artists,” she said.
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