New Delhi: From being a curious kid to penning popular children's stories, Ruskin Bond's extraordinary journey is set to get a book treatment as the author is busy giving shape to his autobiography.
Yet untitled, the book will include anecdotes from writer's personal life as well as his bond with his adopted family in Mussoorie.
"It starts with my growing up years in Jamnagar, Dehradun and Shimla to London where I wrote my first book and generally my life as a writer and the kind of struggle I had over the years while trying to establish myself.
"It will also have details from my personal life, which consists of my adopted family that has grown around me. I have lived in the hills for last 50 years and it has made me not spiritual but more contemplative," Bond told PTI in an interview ahead of his 82nd birthday tomorrow.
The author says he likes to celebrate his birthday by taking a nap but joked that everyone around him will be taking him out for dinner.
Bond, who has collaborated with Landmark to encourage budding readers to express and hone their narrative skills with 'Child Reading to Child' initiative, will visit the local book shop on his birthday.
His young fans turn up to get their books signed from the author at the book shop, where he is a regular visitor.
When asked how he will celebrate his birthday, Bond said, "I am a sleepy fellow. I will take a nice long nap the first chance I get. I don't do anything very special. In the afternoon, I go to the local book shop and they celebrate in a small way. I have one of my publishers, they will come and take me out to dinner."