Growing in an orthodox locality where some professions are cherished while many are destined to dustbins. Baseerat Jan 19-year-old youth hails from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. From securing a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Jamia Hamdard University, and now being a calligrapher, Baseerat Jan has truly come a long way. She started writing verses of Quran on board,” through which his calligraphy had reach a decent level of feedback by nears and dears. Baseerat mainly does Arabic calligraphy. She used to make name, diwani style calligraphy but Arabic calligraphy is her main passion. Calligraphy enriches faith, connects me to the Quran. It helps me to strengthen my faith and draws me closer to Allah,” she says. Kashmir, which is often referred to as the land of Sufi saints, has always been famous for its rich culture and heritage. According to the Archeological Survey of India, one such art method i.e. calligraphy was introduced to Kashmir by the scholar saint Sharaf-ud-Din Bulbul in the fourteenth century A.D. Baseerat said that the youth of J&K are very much talented but there is a need to direct them properly towards their goal and youth must work hard and show steadfastness in order to achieve any goal.

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