Neelam Saxena Chandra
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|Neelam Saxena Chandra|
Tata Parsi High School|
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.
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’. The song "Mere Sajan Sun Sun", for which she was the lyricist  (Shankar Tucker's composition) won the 'Popular Choice' award in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.
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.
|Winter Shall Fade along with coauthor Simran Chandra ||June 2014||Omji Publishing||English||Poetry||978-938428251|
|The Purple Moon||April 2014||First Step Publishing||English||Poetry||978-9383306176|
|The Delicate Wings ||March 2014||The Poetry Society (India)||English||Poetry||978-9383888092|
|Can I Have This Chance ||Feb 2014||Authors Press||English||Thriller||978-8172738204|
|Soul Seekers ||Dec 2013||LiFi Publications||English||Romance||978-9382536130|
|Rishtey Mohabbat Ke ||Dec 2013||Omji Publishing||Hindi||Short Stories||978-8192851808|
|Pankhudiyan||Oct 2013||Sadhna Publications||Hindi||Short Stories|
|Layers Of Flickering Lights ||Dec 2013||Authors Press||English||Poetry||978-8172736156|
|Silhouette of Reflections ||Aug 2013||YS Books International||English||Poetry||978-8192745619|
|Hues Of Love||March 2013||Writers Empire||English||Poetry||978-1482797893|
|Treacherous Lady ||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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- "2010 Programs and Events | Consulate General of the United States Mumbai, India". Mumbai.usconsulate.gov. http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/pnedisability2010.html. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
- ""Mere Saajan Sun Sun" - Shankar Tucker ft. Shweta Subram". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auRmXTmVwrY. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
- "Radio City Freedom Awards". Planetradiocity.com. 2013-05-30. http://www.planetradiocity.com/rcfa/winners.php. Retrieved 2014-04-08.