Tribute to Prema Sastri
by Eva Bell
Mrs. Prema Sastri a short story writer, novelist and dramatist breathed her last on 13th July 2017, after a prolonged illness. She was a member of IWW since its inception. She was a brilliant story teller with a great sense of humour, and could change even a mundane incident into an amusing blog. ***
Apart from her Degree in Economics, she had a Degree in Liberal Arts from Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her plays were staged in New York and London.
A resident of Bangalore for many years, Prema was considered among the top 100 most prominent writers in India. She is also listed in The Sahitya Academy of Writers. She was a member of the Indiranagar Book Club as also Inklinks, a group of writers from Bangalore, and contributed to two collections of short stories – "Bhelpuri" and "Door in the Wall" published by this group.
Her two short story collections – "A Fine Gift from Lakshmi" and "Butterfly Dreams" have been widely circulated in Bangalore. Prema had also authored a short novel titled “Water on a Lotus Leaf”. She had contributed a couple of short stories, a play for children and a serial novel named “Where Peacocks fly” to this website (IWW).
Prema was also a freelance trainer in Communication Skills and held workshops in schools and Management institutions.
She was an inspiration to writers in Bangalore and her inspiring message to them was “You are unique and have something to give the world. Keep writing.”
She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she has touched. May her soul rest in peace.