Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali
During the medieval period, Kashmir produced a host of calligraphers with many attaining high positions in the Mughal court. Muhammad Hussain, known as Zaren Kalam; Muhammad Murad known as Shireen Kalam; and Ali Ju Kashmiri are just a few names whose calligraphic works can be found in major museums around the world.
In today’s time period, Professor Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir a sexagenarian from Uranhall Anantnag made voluntarily retirement to render his service for his inherited ambition for calligraphy. He has devoting his whole time to this art and is spending his own money to keep this dying art alive by transferring his experiences. He is teaching children between the age of 4 to 10.
People in his area are very happy and appreciate his work. Children from adjacent areas are coming to his institute to learn this art and feeling pleasure to do this. The art includes writing of famous poetry, Quranic verses, and Persian artwork writing.