In a dazzling display of literary excellence, Literary Pioneers is thrilled to announce the distinguished authors who have earned a coveted spot in the Hall of Fame 2023. This online event stands as a tribute to the brilliant minds that have shaped the literary landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the world of words.
As we ushered in the new year, Literary Pioneers took it upon itself to recognize and celebrate authors who have made unparalleled contributions to the literary realm throughout 2023. The Hall of Fame 2023 is not just a mere acknowledgment; it is a testament to the power of storytelling and the transformative impact it can have on society.
The authors selected for the Hall of Fame 2023 have distinguished themselves through their exceptional creativity, thought-provoking social messages, personal development narratives, and masterful storytelling skills. Their works have transcended mere entertainment, serving as catalysts for change and encouraging readers to delve into new perspectives, question the status quo, and embark on profound journeys of self-discovery.
Meet the Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees:
Defying conventions, Sudanand effortlessly combines a lifestyle aloft as a pilot, adrenaline-fueled race weekends as a racing driver, and literary finesse. His debut novel, “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” explores the human condition through a poignant tale containing an embedded narrative infused with elements of Greek mythology and existentialism. Starting his aviation journey in 1995, with over 16,000 flight hours, Sudanand’s storytelling manifests an authentic understanding of the heavens. A motorsport enthusiast, he boasts 160+ races, 50+ podium finishes, and a national championship victory. In 2021, he transitioned to the healthcare industry as Director of Ortho-One Super-specialty Hospital, showcasing his versatility. A single parent, avid pianist, and literary maestro, Sudanand’s reflective style combined with classical elements, creates a literary symphony, true to the title, leaving an indelible mark in contemporary literature.
Rakesh Kumar Singh
Rakesh Kumar Singh, a devoted officer with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for twenty-eight years, is Not just a cop in uniform but also a prolific author of eight impactful books. From fiction novels like “Colours of Red” (2021) and “Lockdown Love” (2022) to insightful works on policing methodologies and Naxalism, Singh’s literary contributions resonate widely. Serving in conflict zones like Kashmir and Naxalism-affected areas, he has earned numerous government awards. As a resource person for police academies, Singh’s latest book, “Behind The Uniform,” explores the challenges faced by Indian police forces, advocating for empathy and understanding, while his courage and dedication inspire countless others.
Discover Shakur Tisekar, the brilliant author behind “The Diet Mysteries,” a groundbreaking health book. In a world cluttered with confusing diet advice, Shakur brings a refreshing perspective, offering a holistic approach to well-being through inspiring stories of individuals who achieved healing via simple lifestyle changes. A standout tale in the book details Shakur’s own journey, reversing diabetes, and heart disease without surgery, and defying conventional wisdom. Formerly a senior IT Engineer at a global multinational, he retired in July 2022. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Shakur continues to inspire with his transformative insights into health and wellness.
Tadimalla H Mohan Rao
Tadimalla H Mohan Rao, a seasoned professional at 63 from Andhra Pradesh, boasts a commendable 37 ½-year career with Coal India Ltd (CIL) and its Nagpur-based subsidiary, WCL. Several Awards/Rewards, including a Gold Medal post-retirement, came his way. Known as the “Cycling Man of WCL”, the fitness and cycling enthusiast conquered the Tour De-100 annual global cycling challenge four times in a row (twice as a gold finisher) including 2023 one, post-retirement. Inspired by his author-son, Rao authored his debut book “Are You Ready to Do So?”, which explores diverse subjects with a deep focus on human ethics and values. Rao contributes technical papers on coal quality to the quarterly journal “Minetech” and presently resides in Hyderabad.
Prachi Sharma, the imaginative force behind “Manju,” a captivating collection of short stories, currently calls the USA home while cherishing her roots in vibrant India. A versatile writer of children’s stories and non-fiction, Prachi’s debut work unveils a tapestry of twenty beautifully illustrated short stories inspired by her extraordinary mother, Manju Sharma. Each narrative is a real-life reflection of Manju’s resilience, facing challenges like kidney failure and dialysis with grace. “Manju” is more than a book; it’s Prachi’s tribute—a heartfelt homage to her mother, an inspiration for her sons, and a compelling invitation for readers to join an extraordinary life journey.
Dr. Shadab Ahmed’s journey spans Bihar, North-East India, New Delhi, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu, embodying the spirit of a true-blood Bihari with a “Carpe Diem” mantra. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Associate Professor, and a scholar of diverse poetry, Dr. Ahmed’s dual life unfolds as a Surgeon by day and a Poet by night. With seven published books on world poetry, including “Befarmaid,” he navigates Norse to Castilian verse. In this literary mosaic, he unveils the Persian cultural renaissance in India, a vibrant narrative echoing from the Mughal court to the aristocracy, showcasing his unwavering dedication to literature and healing.
Vijay N. Koli, a seasoned primary care physician, has left an enduring legacy in the medical field with over four decades of dedicated service. Now retired in San Antonio, Texas, alongside his physician wife, he is more than a medical professional. Notably, he held the prestigious position of President in medical organizations, including AAPI. His novel, “A Choice of Love,” intricately explores the life of an immigrant girl torn between Indian values and Western ideals. Drawing from his own immigrant experience, the novel reflects his narrative prowess and dedication to storytelling, offering readers a glimpse into the intersection of cultures and personal dilemmas.
Dr. PK Sasidharan
Dr. PK Sasidharan, a distinguished former Professor of Medicine, presents “Heal-Thy World,” a groundbreaking manifesto for individual and social health. Focused on “ONE HEALTH,” the book targets healthcare professionals, policymakers, and public health activists, exposing untold healthcare secrets. Stressing the need for holistic well-being, it highlights the neglected state of social health in India, urging transformative change beyond disease treatment. This compelling call to action resonates with healthcare professionals and concerned readers, offering transformative insights and a blueprint for a healthier, more equitable future.
Dr. C. Bhaktavatsala Rao, aka CB Rao, brings over forty-nine years of diverse leadership experience in global corporations in India. With a Ph.D. in Industrial Management and an M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering, he is a seasoned professional and author of fourteen books spanning six years. His latest work, “Personal Mastery,” delves into individual characteristics, guiding readers on a journey of self-awareness, motivation, discipline, and interpersonal relationships. With thirty insightful chapters, the book offers multiple frameworks for achieving fulfillment in the dynamic realms of family, organization, and society.
As the curtains draw on the Hall of Fame 2023 event, Literary Pioneers extends heartfelt gratitude to our distinguished authors whose literary brilliance has illuminated the literary landscape. Each author honored today has not only left an indelible mark on the pages of literature but has also contributed significantly to the cultural tapestry of our society.
We celebrate the power of storytelling and the profound impact it can have on shaping perspectives and fostering positive change. The Hall of Fame 2023 has been a journey into the minds of literary pioneers whose works inspire, challenge, and resonate with readers across the globe.
Literary Pioneers express deep appreciation for the remarkable talents showcased in this event. As we continue to champion the written word, we look forward to another year of literary exploration, discovery, and celebration.
Thank you for joining us in honoring these exceptional authors and their invaluable contributions to the world of literature. Until we meet again in the pages of our next literary adventure!