Neelima Tirumalasetti nurtures writers in Hyderabad
Remember Neelima Tirumalasetti, the producer of Pawan Kalyan's 'Panjaa'? She had got in touch with Power Star during the days of Praja Rajyam in 2008. Since the actor-politician liked her indomitable spirit to face racial abuse in the US (where she was working in the IT sector in the early 2000s) and her track record of leading a movement for change in the US laws that would lead to fairness at workplace, he made her a spokesperson of the Yuva Rajyam, PRP's youth wing.
Neelima, who stays away from the media, is silently mentoring budding/aspiring writers at Writers Rescue Centre in Hyderabad. Co-founded by her, she has teamed up with competent writers to groom scores of talented writers.
In this endeavour, Neelima is being helped by Nikhil Chandwani, a young writer. "We mentor people in how to write (writing basics), the art of storytelling, the flow of the book and how it is carved, editing, proof-reading of the manuscript, etc," the founders say.
A wife and a mother, Neelima decided to stay back in India after returning from the US in the late 2000s. She wanted her children to be brought up in India.