Anantnag:- A 21-year-old boy from South Kashmir, has become inspiration for the youth as he has created his own niche in a vast digital world.
Mutahir Showkat a photographer and a writer (born 24 August 1999 ) is resident of district Anantnag of Jammu Kashmir and inspiring dozens of youth with his skills in different fields.
Mutahir is an experienced Cinematographer with a demonstrated history of working in the online media Skilled in Photography, Documentaries, Film Production, and Writing. He has a Bachelor’s degree focused in Civil Engineering from LDRP Institute of Technology & Research, Gujarat Technological University. He started his photography carrier in 2013
Mutahir Showkat stand out as an inspiration for children living in Kashmir and across the country. He is helping youth to learn photography through his books. He also produces podcast programs and love to capture nature. Apart from all this, he is also a founder of an event organization named as “Chrysalis artist” which is currently running in Jammu. And a social media marketing agency named as “Chinar Media” which is based in Gandhinagar Gujarat.
Mutahir talked about his two books, and what’s like living in Kashmir. He has written two books till now. One is “Photography tips for beginners: Ultimate guide for photography” and the second is “Photography Editing and Editors: Complete guide for photography editing and editors”. “My passion for photography and writing inspired me the most to write these books. I wanted to set an example for the present youth because in present scenario, the youth is into unethical and inappropriate things like drugs and all. I wanted to act as a guiding light for the youth which is the asset of the society”, said Mutahir.
According to Mutahir, people should not judge a book by its cover, just because conflicts keep arising doesn’t mean that Kashmiri’s are inhumane. “Kashmiri’s have suffered a lot. I would say it is a land of martyrs but still people wake up with a new hope in them. Outsiders have a misperception that Kashmiris don’t believe in peace and tranquility but I would like to clear such misconceptions. We too want stability, development and free environment to live in”, said Mutahir.
In January 2021 Mutahir launched a social media marketing agency named as “Chinar Media” – it is a social media platform that aims to engage Indian youth by showcasing new media content.
“opportunities, where it doesn’t matter where you come from, but what matters is your creativity and the meaning one can derive from it. It’s a world where people can learn from established domain experts, showcase their creativity and connect with like-minded people.
Ultimately, they have the potential to become the brands of the future” said Mutahir Showkat.This is a hub where we will create compelling content experiences such as Warlord and Animalocity.
He further shared, “Just as every coin has two sides there are both positive as well as negative opinions and perspective abut Kashmir. We all know that Kashmir has always been a place with conflict, but the truth is barely known. Several obstacles and chaotic situations are faced by Kashmiris on daily basis with regard to several aspects. Many people think it is not a safe place but being a resident of Kashmir, it is the most beautiful place to live in regardless of the ongoing conflicts.” He believes Kashmiris have strong will power. From many years they are facing brutal ups and downs but still they are courageous enough to withstand every storm. “I don’t believe in media as media tends to mould the things according to their interest due to which the originality of the topic gets lost and because of which people get misguided”, quoted by Mutahir.