As Rushdie Twitter parodist closes the account, the real Rushdie says he enjoyed the humour
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Monalisa Das | The News Minute | July 16, 2014 | 03:20 pm IST All good things come to an end. As clich√É¬©d as it may sound, it does hold true.¬† RushdieExplainsIndia, a parody account of Salman Rushdie on Twitter, has been wrapped up.¬† The handle, that stemmed from a discussion on the Lok Sabha Election earlier this year, had been entertaining Twitteratis for some weeks now.¬† With over 12,000 followers, the micro-blogging site is likely to experience a void.¬† The News Minute, through an email, spoke to the anonymous double of Rushdie, a real professor of media studies in the US, about his decision to close the handle.¬† There was no major reason behind this decision. It is just that he felt that the account had run its course and this seemed to be a good time to conclude what had been started a few months ago.¬† √Ę‚ā¨ŇďBetter to quit while still ahead as the saying goes√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě, adds Rushdie√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs alter-ego, and we can almost hear him chuckle.¬† However, as the clich√É¬© continues, all good things seldom go unnoticed.¬† The fake Rushdie received a pleasant surprise while deciding to quit: a note from the man himself, Salman Rushdie. The author conveyed that he had enjoyed the account.¬† √Ę‚ā¨ŇďVery generous and gracious of him, and really made my day. The best compliment the parody account could have received√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě, asserts the delighted professor.¬† Seems there couldn't have been a better way to wrap it up.