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Som Nath Bhat 'Veer'

Som Nath Bhat 'Veer'
Som Nath Bhat 'Veer'


  • Name - Som Nath Bhat

  • Pen name - "VEER" (it was "Panchi" upto 1964. Then it was changed by Late Sarwanand Koul Premi as "VEER" on the behest of Master Zinda Koul)

  • Original address - Village Lok Bhawan, Tehsil Doru, Anantnag, Kashmir, J&K

  • Date of Birth August 27, 1940

  • Qualification - M.A. (Hindi), B. Ed.

  • Profession Retired Master in J&K Education Service

Other Pursuits

  • Poet (Kashmir) and author

  • Writing in Kashmiri, Hindi, English and Urdu

  • Broadcaster/Newscaster Reader/Translator of AIR and Doordarshan, Srinagar, Jammu

  • Music/Singer in Kashmiri/Harmonium player

  • Editing of Newspapers and T.V. channels.


  • Kalami Veer (1972, 1910) Kashmiri Gazhals, Vatchans

  • Manuk Mangal (1972) -- Bhajans, Leela etc.

  • Shab Rang (1977) Essays (Kashmiri), Sketches

  • Gumahatch Buma Kaman (1979) - Kashmiri Poems, Gazhals, Couplets, etc

  • Kaushur Vanvun (1997) - Hindu Marriage folk songs etc. in Devnagri  script

  • Kulyati Krishnajoo Razdan (1988) (whole works of Saint Poet Krishnajoo Razdan) - academy publications

  • Poshi Amber (1990) Kashmiri gazhals Vatehun, Nazamet

  • Pushp Ambar (1997) - Hindi translation of Poshi Ambar including text in Denvagri Script

  • Loke Bhawan ki kahani (urdu) (1971) - History of famous Shrine of Loke Bhawan

  • Loke bhawan (1973) - a journal in Devnagri Kashmiri Script

  • Satsang (2003(I), 2009(II)) - Leela Bhajan in Nastaleeq (urdu) script

  • Satsang (2010) - Leela Bhajan in Devnagri Script

  • Editing of Nagrad (1970) of Kaushur Bazmi Adab Anantnag

  • Editing of Satisar (2010) of Samprati, Jammu.

  • Yad Votur - research articles in Kashmir (under process)

  • Deevani Veer - whole poetry of the Poet (under process)

  • Vanvas (1992) - Cassette of migrational songs of Kashmiri Pandits (compiled and sung by the poet, etc)

  • Mumtaz Benazeer of Assad Mir in Kashmiri, compiled by Veer and under publication of Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (J&K) (under process)

  • Vitastai Tehzeeb (urdu) - Historical Research of Kashmir (under process)

  • Surya Khetra Satisar (Hindi) - Historical Research of Kashmir (under process)

  • Nabik Tarakh - Personalities of Kashmir (under process)

  • Khake-ta-Afsaanaa - (Kashmiri sketches, etc) (under process)


  • Radio Tashkent Award (erstwhile U.S.S.R) (1978)

  • Krishanajoo Razdan award by Vichar Manch, Delhi (2008), not received

  • Selected for National Symposium of All India Radio, Srinagar

Current Occupation

President Samprati (an organization of displaced writers, poets, musicians, etc. of Kashmir living in Jammu and other places of India)

Courtesy: Rinku Koul

Featured Collections

A Collection of Kashmiri Bhajans


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