Best-selling author Sidney Sheldon passed away yesterday.

At some point, a few years ago, I was an avid Sidney Sheldon fan. I read quite a few of his books – one after the other … so much that I don’t remember all their names & their stories. They all seem to have got mixed up in the clutter of my head.

Some of his novels that I remember are – Master of The Game, If Tomorrow Comes, The Sands of Time

One common point in all his books – the protagonist was always a strong female character, who could do anything to succeed & survive in this wild, cruel world.
So much that, I thought Sidney Sheldon was a lady, until I saw his photo staring from the back of the 4th Sidney Sheldon that I was reading !

Later, I was amazed to know that Sheldon was the writer who created the old TV series “I Dream of Jeannie” (which, a few years ago, used to be shown dubbed in Hindi on some Indian satelite channel).

‘SS’ also seems to have won an Oscar award for his script-writing. After all, he sold his first script to Hollywood when he was only 17 years old. Wow ! I am amazed. 
Another point that I found amusing was that he started writing novels after he was on the other side of being 50 years old.

My humble salute to Sidney Sheldon !  … and to all the nice memories that he gave me during my school days !!