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Monalisa Das | The News Minute | July 16, 2014 | 03:20 pm IST All good things come to an end. As clichéd 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.  “Better to quit while still ahead as the saying goes”, adds Rushdie’s alter-ego, and we can almost hear him chuckle.  However, as the cliché 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.  “Very generous and gracious of him, and really made my day. The best compliment the parody account could have received”, asserts the delighted professor.  Seems there couldn't have been a better way to wrap it up.
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