|Vikram Seth Biography/Wiki|
|Profession(s)||Poet & Novelist|
|Vikram Seth Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5' 3"
|Vikram Seth Career|
|Famous Works||First Book of Poetry: Mappings (1980)
First Novel: The Golden Gate (1986)
Other Famous Works
From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet (1983)
The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985)
A Suitable Boy (1993)
An Equal Music (1999)
Two Lives (2005)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements|| 1983: Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet'
1985: Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) for The Humble Administrator's Garden'
1988: Sahitya Akademi Award for The Golden Gate'
1994: Commonwealth Writers Prize for A Suitable Boy'
1994: WH Smith Literary Award for A Suitable Boy'
1999: Crossword Book Award for An Equal Music'
2001: Order of the British Empire, Officer
2005: Pravasi Bharatiya Samman
2009: Padma Shri
|Vikram Seth Personal Life|
|Date of Birth||20 June 1952 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||67 Years|
|Birthplace||Calcutta ( now, Kolkata)|
|School|| St. Michael's High School, Patna
St. Xavier's High School, Patna
The Doon School, Dehradun
Welham Boys' School, Dehradun
Tonbridge School, England
|College/University|| Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England
Stanford University, California
Nanjing University, China
|Educational Qualification(s)|| PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England in 1975
Master's in Economics from Stanford University, California in 1979
|Religion||He belongs to a Hindu Family. However, while talking about religion and country, Vikram says-
"I have said it before and am saying it again that any Indian who demeans another Indian on the basis of the food he eats and on the basis of the god he prays to or on the basis of the person he loves is not worthy to be an Indian leader."
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Listening to Music, Swimming, Singing|
|Controversies|| In 2006, Vikram became a key figure of the campaign against Section 377 (unnatural sex) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which was recriminalised by the Supreme Court of India. He even slammed the Section 377 at a function organized at the Rashtrapati Bhawan by a TV Channel.
In 2015, Vikram was trolled for accepting the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman from Jagdish Tytler in 2005. The same Jagdish Tytler who is often accused of his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. When the news of Jagdish's involvement in the riots broke, Barkha Dutt asked whether Vikram would return his award, which he had received from his hands. Vikram replied-
"I will also return my award if Sahitya Akademi remains mealy mouthed."
|Vikram Seth Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||In an interview given to a magazine, Vikram confessed that he had been in a monogamous relationship once.|
Philippe Honorι (French; Violinist)
|Vikram Seth Family|
|Parents||Father- Prem Nath Seth (Executive of Bata Shoes)
Mother- Leila Seth (Justice; died on 5 May 2017)
|Siblings||Brother- Shantum Seth (Buddhist Teacher)
Sister- Aradhana Seth (Filmmaker & Scenographer)
|Vikram Seth Favourite Things|
|Food||Chapli Kabab, Shamli Kabab, Awadhi Biryani, Konkani Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani|
|Poets(s)||Timothy Steele, Donald Davie|
|Novelist(s)||Jane Austen, George Eliot, R. K. Narayan|
|Book||"Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin|
|Musician(s)||Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert|
|Vikram Seth Style Quotient|
|Assets/Properties|| He keeps on shifting his base from England to Delhi and vice versa.
Bemerton Rectory in Salisbury, England (former house of the poet George Herbert)
|Vikram Seth Money Factor|
|Royalty (approx.)||He was paid Rs. 2.3 crores for his bestselling novel "A Suitable Boy" and Rs. 13 crores for his novel "Two Lives"|
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