Sopore Teenage Girl Keeping Mother’s Childhood Love For Art Alive


by Junaid Bhat

SRINAGAR: Falaq Dilawar, 15, from Wadoora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla has kept her mother’s love for calligraphy alive by taking up the art form during the last year’s Covid-19 lockdown.

Falaq Dilawar

“I took up calligraphy at a time when there wasn’t much to do at home due to Covid-19 induced lockdown,” Falaq said, adding that she took the help of social media to display her art.

“It worked. I was able to reach more people with my art through social media.”

She said that she usually write verses from the Quran. “Nothing can be better than the words of Almighty,” Falaq said.

On her family’s support, she said that whatever she has achieved would not have been possible without their support.

She said that calligraphy gives her peace of mind along with helping her to focus more on things on daily basis.

On the calligraphers in Kashmir, Falaq said, “Kashmir has immense talent but fewer platforms. The talent of young calligraphers is being wasted for lack of opportunities. There is no platform to showcase one’s talent.”


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