Born on 20th March, 1960 in Murran a village in North Kashmir, Chander M.
Bhat is presently working as an Assistant Director Postal Services, Jammu
& Kashmir Circle in Department of Posts, Govt. of India. His articles
regarding Posts and of non-political nature stand widely published in various
papers and magazines of the country. A booklet “How to Collect Stamps”
published by the Deptt. of Posts, has earned him genuine accolades. He worked on
the project of tracing the roots of his co-villagers and of the village Murran,
resulting into the culmination of a widely acclaimed book “Murran …My
Village”. Man with depth, Chander M. Bhat has also another book, “Ocean by
Drops” (collection of poems) in his vase having colorful poems. His book
“Ancient History of Jammu and Kashmir”, confirms his researching capability.
Various research papers like “The Splendor that is Amarnath” and
“Vitasta…The Sacred River of Kashmir” are valuable additions to his works
that has proved very fruitful and guiding force in the exile period of Kashmiri
Pandits community of which the author is also a member.
Presently the author is working
on “OAL…THE NEST” a six volume project on all the 595 [each volume
of about 2500 pages] Kashmiri Pandit villages of Kashmir.