Personality articles

Abbas Khan

Abbas Khan

Muhammad Abbas Khan, a soldier serving the Indian Army became restive when his mother’s dead body was not reaching home for burial. When officials turned down his plea for providing the transportation, citing

Masarat Alam Bhat

Masarat Alam Bhat, the pioneer of 2010 people’s uprising, was only 19-year-old when he first went to jail in 1990. Since then Masarat, known as the resistance’s poster boy, has been in and

Devender Singh Rana

After state’s finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu presented the budget for 2017-18 in Legislative Assembly with focus on micro-credit and operational efficiency, he probably made his longest budget speech. Hailed by the members

Tariq Hamid Karra  

  Once PDP’s ‘firebrand’ leader and former MP Tariq Hamid Karra is likely to join Congress as its president while its present president will contest election from Anantnag parliamentary constituency. In 2014, Karra,

Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo

Greater Kashmir editor and owner Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo was elected president of the Kashmir Editors Guild, last week, for a year long term. With Tahir Mohiuddin and Bashir Manzar as Vice Presidents, representing

Sajjad Gani Lone

Politicians are known for displaying the dual traits of eccentricity and euphemism. Perhaps the blend of both was at show when Ms Mehbooba Mufti’s social welfare minister rose up to address the house

Nazir Ahmad Gurezi

Managing ruckus resounding in the house can get on your nerves — ask Mohammad Akbar Lone! But the ongoing state assembly session is witnessing a yeoman’s work from Lone’s colleague and Omar Abdullah’s

Ghulam Mohammad Khan

The ex-associate of Maqbool Butt known for sporting a signature whisker ceased to be at 73. Ghulam Muhammad Khan, who was the father of National Front chief and senior Hurriyat Conference (g) leader

Syed Ali Geelani

Syed Ali Geelani If you were to read the Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi’s biography, you will conclude that he lived his life as a rebel. Back home in Hyderpora, the diehard followers of

Mohammad Ismail Mir

Kashmir lost its celebrated storyteller, the ‘daastango’ Mohammad Ismail Mir, recently. The deceased was instrumental in keeping the flame of ‘daastangoi’ alive in the state for over half a century. He breathed his