Neelakshi Singh is a contemporary Hindi author who graduated from Benaras Hindu University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Singh’s story collections Parinde ka intzaar saa kuch and Jinki muthhiyon me surakh tha have been praised by literary critics. Some of her remarkable works include: Shuddhi Patra (Novel), Jise Jahan Nahin Hona Tha, Khela and Ibtida Ke Aage Khali Hi. She is the recipient of Ramakant Smriti Puraskar (2002), Katha Award (2004), Golden Jubilee Sahitya Academy Award (2004) and Sahitya Akademi Award for life time achievement in 2004. At present, she is an employee with the State Bank of India. Recently, she has received KLF Book Award 2021 for her excellent contribution to Hindi literature through her book, “Khela”, Setu Prakashan.