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Life is a journey of self-discovery, finding out who we are, what we are best at, and how we can make a difference in this world. To embark on such a journey one has to listen to his/her heart. In today’s edition of Rising Kashmir, we spotlight an individual who listened to his heart to pursue his dreams in the world of music. Known by a popular Kashmiri song “Harmukh Bartal”, Jaan Nissar Lone, a resident from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district completed his post–graduation in music from Trinity College London and on his return helped a great deal to revive Kashmiri Sufi music. He established his own music company “AR Music Studios” which is one of the first music record labels from Jammu and Kashmir aiming to blend Sufi traditions with modern acoustics. Settled in Mumbai, he has established himself as a Bollywood music director, producer and playback singer. He has composed music/sung for hit OTT series The Family Man Season-1.

Rufy Khan: Kashmiri director making mark in film industry

Shahnawaz Baqal aka Rufy Khan, actor and director from the Shalimar area of Srinagar has made a name for himself after working in Bollywood blockbusters and award-winning films during his 13 years stint in the industry. After starting his career as a model in 2007 when he was just a teenager, his works have been released the world over in different cinema halls, film festivals, and OTT platforms.