Bandipora, July 27, KDC: A lot of budding authors are coming to the fore in valley too. The young are enthusiastically attracted to creative writing. This story also happens to be about a young and energetic teenager from North Kashmir, the 17-year-old, Nazrana.
Nazrana Ahsan Wani, 17, a proud daughter of Mohammad Ahsan Wani is from Bandipora in north Kashmir, a place where the snow clad mountains, the blooming fresh buds, the golden meadows add to the mesmerizing beauty of nature. It (Bandipora) is situated on the banks of Asia’s largest freshwater lake, Wular. She was brought up here, and from a very young age has an indefinite love for writing, the setting gives her inspiration to give shape to her imagination.
Besides pursuing her academic dreams in science stream, Nazrana has an indefinite love for writing, jotting down the intangible in sentences for everyone to read and relate to. Nazrana says she lives by it.
The teenager started her career as a writer when she was in 9th standard and has so far co-authored more than 20 anthologies. Success followed her and she has won 45 accreditations in writing.
Nazrana has been awarded with two prestigious awards- “Exemplary Youth Award” under ‘Best Author’ category and Limelight Award 2021. Nazrana has also been nominated for ‘Sahitya Spectrum Award’.
She is a multi-talented and multidimensional girl, not only writing has won her accolades but she is a medalist in National level in Sqay Martial Arts. “This success I attribute to my coach and mentor Jamsheeda,” the teenager says. Nazarna added that she has been her inspiration all along.
The young martial artist is currently working on to compile three books titled as- ‘Tale of Wounded Souls’, “The Lost Soul 16” and “The Solitary Souls 04”.
She further credits her success to her English teacher, Sheikhzada Mudasir, her family and especially her maternal uncle. “No matter what, they always taught me how to stay strong and focused, and how to overcome obstacles”, she said. She additionally works as Campus Ambassador for International Model United Nations.