The drying pens of calligraphy are all set for a fresh start in Kashmir. A young Kashmiri teacher, Malik Mukhtar, is breathing new life into this centuries-old art.
Hailing from Pattan town of J&K's Baramulla district, the 28-year-old is a Calligraphy teacher, who is now running his own training institute. While Mukhtar has had his share of appreciation for his command at the craft, he wants to popularise it amongst the school students in the valley.Students say it has been a unique experience to learn calligraphy at Mukhtar’s institute. Malik has never shied away from pushing his artistic boundaries and performing more challenging tasks like practicing calligraphy on paper mache, which doesn’t even have a regular surface or curvature.