Syed Saleem is a young and dynamic telugu writer with five novels, 140 short stories and more than 100 poems to his credit. His fiction is translated into several languages. His work is characterized by his humanitarianism and soothing poetic expression. He is a recipient of prestigious awards like Saahitya Akademy Award for the novel Vendi Megham in 2005, Raashtriya Vikas Shiromani Award from Delhi Telugu Akademy in 2005, Bhasha Puraskaram from Govt of Andhra Pradesh in 2003, Madabhushi Rangachari Award for roopayi Chettu in 2003, Vasireddy Sitadevi Sahitya Puraskaram for Novel writing in 2007, Chaso Literary Award in 2008 for story writing.
Name : Syed Saleem, I.R.S
Deputy Commissioner of Incometax
Qualification : M.Sc (Tech),
, Waltair Andhra University
Poetry : More than 100 poems were published in various Telugu magazines.
Published collection of poems:
1. Neeloki Choosina Gnapakam 1999
2. Aakulu Raale Drusyam 2005
Short Stories : So far 140 stories were published in all Telugu leading magazines.
Published collections of short stories.
1. Swathi Chinukulu 1996
2. Nissabda Sangeetham 1999.
3. Roopayi Chettu 2004
4. Chadarapu Yenugu 2006
5. Raanigari Kathalu 2008
6. Ontari Sareeram 2009
Translations : Twenty stories were translated into Kannada, Sixteen in Hindi, Four in Marathi Twenty selected stories translated into English were compiled and published as “Ocean and other Stories” by Prism Publications, Bangalore.
Novel “Vendi Megham” was translated into Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Malayalam and shortly into English language.
Another novel “Kaluthunna Poolathota’’ was translated into Hindi and English.
Novels : 1. Jeevanmrutulu (2001)
"Jeevanmruthulu" novel depicts how the corporate hospitas are exploiting gullible patients, conducting unnecessary operations, referring to diagnostic centres from which kick backs were received and discusses the issue of hospital services and consumer Act.
2. Vendimegham (2003)
"Vendimegham'' Novel is first of its kind in Telugu Literature depicting Muslim way of life, their beliefs, culture, insecurity and alienation. It conveys the message of religious tolerence and National Integrity.
3. Kanchana Mrugam 2006
'' This novel deals with ill effects of visual media on the present day youth''
4. Kalutuhunna Poolathota 2006
"Kaluthunna Poolathota'' is also unique as it is the first novel in telugu Literature on HIV and AIDS which depicts the importance of positive thinking in facing the calamity.
5. Padaga Needa 2009
" This novel deals about Corporatisation of Education and diminishing values playing havoc in the lives of future generation.
Awards : 1. Saahitee Award from
P.S.Telugu University for the novel “Vendi Megham” in 2005 ( State Sahitya Akademy was merged into ) P.S. Telugu University
2. Raashtriya Vikas Shiromani Award from
Telugu Akademy in 2005 Delhi
3. Bhasha Puraskaram from Govt of Andhra Pradesh in 2003
4. Madabhushi Rangachari Award for “roopayi Chettu” in 2003
5. Dhrmanidhi Puraskaram from
for Short Stories Telugu University
6. Chaso Literary Award in 2008 for story writing
7. Vasireddy Sitadevi Sahitya Puraskaram for Novel writing in 2007
8. Kovvali Literary Award for novel writing in 2009
9. "Nayee Imaarat Ke Khandhar'' Hindi version of the novel "Kaluthunna Poolathota" won National Human Rights Commission Award in 2009
10. One of the Stories "Aaro Alludu'' was found place in the Second part of "World Best Stories'' published by