A great writer in him makes the life of Salman Rushdie most valuable to the world, and it just can’t be a matter of doing away with just by some fatwa or the other. He wrote ‘Satanic Verses’ in 1989, a great work but most controversial, and a fatwa on his head was issued by the then top leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, where after Salman Rushdie had to shift from one place to another seeking protection against death lurking on his head every minute. It was for a long period of 13 years that he had to remain disguised with his name as Joseph Anton, a pseudonym he adopted for himself. It was with this pseudonym that he wrote his memoirs. He himself admitted at one stage that he is a non-believer, but later he reconciled to the fact that he is a muslim and follows its religion, obviously Islam, faithfully. This he did of course with a view to sorting out the controversy on the advice of certain very important religious groups to create a situation by which fatwa against him could be withdrawn. Now that a fatwa is reiterated on his head with the earlier amount of money for the purpose having been raised upward considerably, Salman Rushdie is firm on his conviction that whatever he wrote in ‘Satanic Verses’ is far from any thing wrong. This is likely to aggravate the issue in worse proportions. Why can’t important spokesmen of Islam intervene in the matter once again to find a solution to the problem. Contribution of Salman Rushdie as a writer is immeasurable and of a great worth, and he must be allowed to remain safe without the fatwa so existing affecting his life in any manner.