Salma Arastu (maiden name Kamlesh Hingorani) is painter, sculptor and poet. As a visual artist she has almost 40 solo shows to her credit, won several awards including East Bay Community’s fund for artists in 2012 and 2014, three works in public places and four books published with her poems and paintings.

“Dard Ki Seedhiyan” in Hindi (1981) ”The Lyrical Line: Embracing All and Flowing” (Half Full Press, Oakland Publishers, 2008) and “Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love Unity and Freedom” (2012) and “Celebration of Calligraphy” (2014).