Rohinton Mistry
Rohinton Mistry

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Name: Rohinton Mistry
Occupation: Playwright
Gender: Male
Birth Day: July 3, 1952
Age: 70
Country: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry was born on July 3, 1952 in India (70 years old). Rohinton Mistry is a Playwright, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Rohinton Mistrynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his 1991 novel, Such a Long Journey.

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Before Fame

He studied economics and mathematics at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. After moving to Canada in 1975, he earned degrees in philosophy and English from the University of Toronto.

Biography Timeline


Rohinton Mistry was born in 1952 in Bombay, India, to a Parsi family. His brother is the playwright and author Cyrus Mistry. He earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics from St. Xavier's College, Bombay.


He emigrated to Canada with his wife-to-be Freny Elavia in 1975 and they married shortly afterwards. Mistry studied at the University of Toronto and received a BA in English and Philosophy. He worked in a bank for a while, before returning to studies, leading up to a degree in English and philosophy.


His second book, the novel Such a Long Journey, was published in 1991. It won the Governor General's Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and for the Trillium Award. It has been translated into German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Japanese. It was adapted for the 1998 film Such a Long Journey. The content of the book caused a controversy at Mumbai University in 2010 due to the abusive and crass language against Bal Thackeray, leader of Shiv Sena, a political party from Maharashtra, as well as discriminatory and derogatory remarks about Maharashtrians. The book was prescribed for the second year Bachelor of Arts (English) in 2007–08 as an optional text, according to University sources. Later, Dr. Rajan Welukar, University of Mumbai's Vice-Chancellor (V-C) used the emergency powers in the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994, to withdraw the book from the syllabus.


His third book, and second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), won the second annual Giller Prize in 1995, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction in 1996. It was selected for Oprah's Book Club in November 2001 and sold hundreds of thousands of additional copies throughout North America as a result. It won the 1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize and was shortlisted for the 1996 Booker prize.


In 2002, Mistry cancelled his United States book tour for his novel Family Matters after he and his wife were targeted by security agents at every airport he visited.


Family Matters (2002) is a consideration of the difficulties that come with ageing, to which topic Mistry returned in 2008 with the short fiction The Scream (published as a separate volume, in support of World Literacy of Canada, with illustrations by Tony Urquhart). Mistry's books portray diverse facets of Indian socioeconomic life, as well as Parsi Zoroastrian life, customs, and religion. Many of his writings are markedly "Indo-nostalgic".

Family Life

Rohinton and his wife emigrated to Canada together. Rohinton's brother, Cyrus Mistry, had a career as a playwright.

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Currently, Rohinton Mistry is 70 years, 8 months and 21 days old. Rohinton Mistry will celebrate 71st birthday on a Monday 3rd of July 2023. Below we countdown to Rohinton Mistry upcoming birthday.


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