Dr.Indira Kher is a retired professor of English. A graduate from Nagpur University, she had the distinction of topping the list of successful candidates at the Intermediate Arts Examination in 1949 and of winning the Radhabai Paonaskar Silver Medal and the Hari Pandit Prize.
After a break of twelve years, she pursued her post-graduate studies in English Literature at Bombay University, securing the second place in the American Literature Paper at the M.A. Examination and winning a prize from the U.S.I.S., Bombay. A U.G.C. Junior Research Fellow, she was awarded a Ph.D in 1970 for her thesis, “Lewis Carroll, Man and Writer”.
Dr.Indira Kher started her career in 1972 and taught at various Bombay Colleges. She had a brief stint as a lecturer at the State Institute for Administrative Careers, Bombay. She retired as the Head of the English Department from one of the local colleges.
She was the Editor of Sri Sai Leela magazine, Shirdi, English Edn., for two and a half years from July 1985. She is the author of Avadhuta Yogi Pant Maharaj of Balekundri, published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay. Dr. Indira Kher has also translated Shri Sai Satcharita by Govind R. Dabholkar to English.