Dr. Leela N. S. 
Dr. N. S. Leela worked for over 30 years as teacher and administrator. She served in various capacities in MES College, Malleswaram and retired a Head of the Dept of Zoology there. She is the author of over 30 books in Science – most aimed at making Science fun and interesting for children. Her recent book on the beauty and mystery of Light & Colours won her the prestigious Sahitya Academy award. Among her numerous other awards is the Jawaharlal Nehru award for best teacher and Karnataka Science & Technology award for Science teaching.