Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, having explored the worlds of banking and urban governance in senior positions, is currently the Hon. Literary Advisor of The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati. She is also on the Advisory Panel of the International Society for Intercultural Studies And Research (ISISAR), Kolkata.

Her maiden poetry collection ‘P-En-Chants’ has been recognized as a Unique Record of Excellence by the India Book of Records for its never-before-attempted movie reviews and management topics presented in rhyming poetry.

She has compiled and edited 6 international multilingual poetry anthologies, three of which – Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016, 2017 and 2018, have been recognized by the prestigious Limca Book of Records. The latest 2019 edition has 1303 poems in 125 languages by over 761 poets from 86 countries, again in Limca Record contention!  The 6 international multilingual poetry anthologies also include a multilingual poetry anthology of women poets titled ‘WWW-Women, Wit & Wisdom’.

Paddy’s English and Hindi poems, articles and short-stories, some of them prize winners, regularly appear in various national and international e-zines, leading newspapers and poetry anthologies. She is also regularly invited to national and international literary events to present her poetry.

Paddy is a recipient of several awards and prizes notably: the SETU-2018 Award for Excellence (Special Mention-Individual), the title of “Distinguished Literary Personality”-2018 from  Vishwabharati Research Centre / Sahitya Anand, India, ‘Honored Poet of India Award-2019 from Lasosyasyon Lar San Frontyr (LLSF) - an International Literary Society recognized by the Government of the Republic of Seychelles, ’‘Ambassador De Literature’ Medal-2019 from Motivational Strips, Premio Mundial A La Excelencia Literaria 2019-20 Honour from the (Municipalidad Provincial De Urubamda,Government of Peru, Peru Government literary head & Union Hispanomundial De Escritores (UHE), Motivational Strips, the Writers Union (Kazakhstan), and a Certificate of Appreciation-2020 from ISISAR, Kolkata, for her contributions and service to literature. She is also an official Member of the World Nation Writers’ Union in Kazakhstan M

Ever-smiling Paddy writes for pleasure – finds humor in everything… P G Wodehouse being her all-time favorite and inspiration!