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Famous Personalities of J&K: JKSSB VLW exam will be conducted to fill 1395 vacancies in the UT of J&K. In competitive exams, the section on general awareness is very important and keeping that in mind we are presenting this blog on the famous personalities of J&K.

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List of Famous Personalities of Jammu and Kashmir


  • Famous author from 12th Century
  • Book written: Rajatrangini

Habba Khatoon

  • Known as The Nightingale of Kashmir
  • Famous Poetess of the 16th Century

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

  • Born – 13th January 1938, Jammu
  • Famous Santoor player who popularised santoor in Indian Classical Music
  • Important Awards won – Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, Padma Shri in 1991, Padma Bhusan – 2001

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Prem Nath Dogra

  • Known as Sher -e – Duggar
  • Was popularly called Pandit Ji
  • Was the president of ‘Bhartiya Jana Sangh’ in 1955

Ram Nath Shastri

  • Known as ‘Father of Dogri’
  • Important Awards won – Sahitya Akademi Award (1977) for Badnami Di Chaan, Padma Shri (1990), Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (2001)

Padma Sachdev

  • First women poet of Dogri Language.
  • Awards Won – Sahitya Akademi Award (1971) for Meri Kavita Mere Geet, Padma Shri (2001), Kabir Samman for poetry (2007-08).

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Dr. Karan Singh

  • Son of Maharaja Hari Singh
  • Last Sadar – e- Riyasat of J&K
  • First Governor of J&K
  • Indian politician, philanthropist and poet.
  • Awarded the Padma Vibushan in 2005

Meher Chand Mahajan

  • Prime Minister of state of Jammu and Kashmir during the reign of Maharaja Hari Singh (1947-1948)
  • Third Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India

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Sheikh Abdullah

  • Known as Sher-e- Kashmir.
  • Served as the 1st elected Prime Minister of J&K after its ascension to India.
  • Founding leader of the ‘All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference’ (later renamed Jammu and Kashmir National Conference)

Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad

  • Also known as Architect of Modern Kashmir
  • Served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1947-1953
  • PM of J&K state after Sheikh Abdullah (1953-1964)

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

  • He was the First Muslim Home Minister of India.
  • Founder of PDP (People Democratic Party) in J&K
  • He served twice as the Chief Minister of J&K

Mehbooba Mufti

  • First woman chief minister of J&K
  • Last chief minister of state of J&K
  • Daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

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Farooq Abdullah

  • Former CM of J&K
  • Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.

Omar Abdullah

  • Youngest CM of J&K
  • Son of Farooq Abdullah

Bana Singh

  • Awarded Highest Gallantry Award Param Vir Chakra for capturing the highest peak on the Siachen glacier as part of Operation Rajiv in 1987
  • The post occupied by him is known as Bana Top

Satish Dhawan

  • Indian Mathematician and Aerospace Engineer
  • 3rd Chairman of ISRO
  • Father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India
  • Awards Won – Padma Vibhushan (1981), Padma Bhushan (1971), Indira Gandhi Award (1999)

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Jitendra Singh

  • Indian Physician and Politician
  • Ex-chairman of the National Scientific Committee Diabetes and the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences,
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology,
  • Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
  • Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy
  • Minister of State in the Department of Space
  • Author of 8 books

Pushkar Bhan

  • Radio actor and script writer
  • Won Padma Shri in (1974) and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1976)

M.K Raina or Maharaj Krishen Raina

  • India’s most well-known theatre actor and director
  • Awards won – Sanskriti Samman (1980), Sahitya Kala Parishad Award (1981), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1995) 

Anupam Kher

  • Popular Bollywod Actor
  • Lok Sabha MP
  • Awards Won – Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016)

Mulkh Raj Saraf

  • Indian journalist and writer
  • Author of ‘Sher-e-Duggar Lala Hans Raj Mahajan Jeevan Katha’, first autobiography in Dogri Language
  • Awards Won – Padma Shri (1976)

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Parveez Rasool Zargar

  • Known as ‘Bhaijaan of Bijbehara’.
  • Indian Cricketer (All Rounder).
  • Captain of J&K Cricket Team
  • First player from J&K to win IPL Contract

Vijayendra Nath Kaul

  • 10th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
  • Awards Won – Padma Bhushan (2014)

Adarsh Sein Anand

  • 29th Chief Justice of India
  • Longest serving Chief Justice of India
  • Awards Won – Shiromani Award (2002), Padma Vibhushan (2008)

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Justice T.S Thakur

  • 43rd Chief Justice of India.

Bashrat Peer

  • Scriptwriter of Haider
  • Journalist, author, and political commentator

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