Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Neelam Saxena Chandra
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Nagpur, India
Alma mater Tata Parsi High School
Hislop College
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Occupation Writer, Director at Indian Railways
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Neelam Saxena Chandra (born June 27, 1969) is an Indian author. She writes children's stories, songs, poetry as well as fiction in English as well as Hindi. She has won several awards including the Rabindra Nath Tagore International Award for poetry 2014.[1]

In addition to the Tagore Prize, she was awarded a prize by poet/lyricist Gulzar in a Poetry Contest organized by the Consulate General of the United States, Mumbai, on the topic -‘Poetry for Social Change’.[2] The song "Mere Sajan Sun Sun", for which she was the lyricist [3] (Shankar Tucker's composition) won the 'Popular Choice' award in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.[4]

Early days

Chandra was born in Nagpur, to a middle-class family. Her father worked for Indian Railways and her mother is a housewife.

Neelam's education was mostly in Nagpur. She attended Tata Parsi School (1978-1984). She studied Electronics and Power Engineering at the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (1986–1990). She also completed P.G. Dip in I.M. and H.R.D Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University and P.G. Dip in Finance Management Indira Gandhi National Open University. After graduation she worked at Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL). Then she joined Indian Railways as a Class I Officer, where she is still working.


Publication Year Publisher Language Genre ISBN
Winter Shall Fade along with coauthor Simran Chandra [5] June 2014 Omji Publishing English Poetry 978-938428251
The Purple Moon April 2014 First Step Publishing English Poetry 978-9383306176
The Delicate Wings [6] March 2014 The Poetry Society (India) English Poetry 978-9383888092
Can I Have This Chance [7] Feb 2014 Authors Press English Thriller 978-8172738204
Soul Seekers [8] Dec 2013 LiFi Publications English Romance 978-9382536130
Rishtey Mohabbat Ke [9] Dec 2013 Omji Publishing Hindi Short Stories 978-8192851808
Pankhudiyan Oct 2013 Sadhna Publications Hindi Short Stories
Layers Of Flickering Lights [10] Dec 2013 Authors Press English Poetry 978-8172736156
Silhouette of Reflections [11] Aug 2013 YS Books International English Poetry 978-8192745619
Hues Of Love March 2013 Writers Empire English Poetry 978-1482797893
Treacherous Lady [12] Nov 2012 Pageturn Publishers English Romance 978-9382168034
Tales From Sundervan 2011 Sahani Publications English Short Stories 978-8175645301
Chanda 2010 Room to Read Hindi Picture Book 978-8189754914
Five Tales 2009 Naman Publications English Short Stories


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