April 1, 2023


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Pen Portrait of Poet ‘Abhilash’ By Satyarth Pandita

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Satyarth Pandita shares a pen-portrait of B.N Pandita ‘Abhilash’, a renowned Kashmiri Bhakti poet of the present times, where ‘Abhilash’ bares his heart and soul.

‘Abhilash’ is the pen name of Sh. Badri Nath Pandita. A renowned Bhakti or devotional poet, he is presently a household name in Kashmiri Pandit society across the globe. He was born on 22nd July 1942 to a businessman- Darshan Lal Pandita, and his wife, Leelawati, in the village Achan of tehsil Pulwama, Kashmir. He was the only child of his parents. During his childhood, education was not given much prominence. The village people were mostly involved in small businesses and land cultivation. Abhilash studied till 5th grade in a primary school in his village. To complete his 9th and 10th class education, he moved to Srinagar in 1959, where he completed his matriculation.

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