Dr. Prem Nath Kachroo, the legendary Professor and a foremost researcher was a renowned Botani of National and international fame.
An eminent journalist and translator, Sh. R.K. Bharati worked as a teacher. It is said that he had visualised separate homeland for Kashmiri Pandits in an article written in 1960s.
The multi-faceted personality, Pandit Hargopal Koul Khasta, popularly known as the lion of Kashmir, was an ardent patriot and a dominating intellectual of his times.
Many years ago - it is so long that I have forgot ten where and when it was, in England or in India - I came across two battered volumes, heavy with age, as I was indulging in the pleasant pastime of browsing in a bookshop.
The people of Kashmir are known for their sharp in tellect, scholarship, artistic imagination and creative potential from times immemorial.
I had turned 17 when Independence came in 1947, bringing in its wake an avalanche of miserable refugees, a hefty mass of which streamed into Ferozepur, the town of my birth which almost submerged too in unprecedented flood waters that year.
Whenever Kashmiris migrated to other parts of the country for longer times or permanent settlement they were known as Kashmiris because of their language and customs.
We were childhood friends in Model Town, Lahore, where his father Pt. Pearay Mohan Dattatreya was assistant editor of the nationalist daily THE TRIBUNE.
SHAM LAL AIMA was a well-known short story writer, a poet of good merit and a good social worker of his time. His name, like many others -Vishwanath Dhar Mah.
TEJ NARAYAN KAK who was a writer, poet and deft story writer practically died unwept, unsung and unhonoured. His death on 14th December, 1998 at the ripe age of 84 in the city of Jodhpur failed to earn media attention.
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