Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter’s identity, his style, his conviction, and then color is just a gift to the drawing. 

Kupwara :-  Young and a passionate  artist, Aqeel Ahsan wani, is a world renowned sketch artist,  who hails from the hamlet of Hatmulla,  a village of Kupwara district. A young 23 year old, Aqeel has a dream “One day they remember me as a famous sketch artist”. His dream becomes true when he got 2nd position in international sketching competition held in Dubai last year. 

” That was absolutely life changer moment.  Because it encouraged and boosted my morale more”,  he said while blushing. 
Apart from being a unique sketch artist, he is also pursuing Civil Engineering. A civil engineer got passionate about the sketching and soon he got his first request to draw from New York.
He first draw the sketch of Bollywood star Salman Khan and then Ghulam Nabi Azad, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and  he continued sketching of various famous celebrities and political personalities. 
In 2017  he  became first  person from the valley, to achieve first position in national level competition of fine arts. 

Wani became a name in the minds of youth across the nation ,especially Kupwarians after he got 2nd position in international Sketching competition held in worlds beautiful place Dubai. Aqeel is much confident now to lead the world in his loving “shook” after bringing laurels to our state.
Presently Wani is working on a device that can help  minimize power faults especially in the winter season. 

“I hope this project will be  fruitful for General Public and especially J&K PDD”, Wani said .
In past wani had worked  on science project. It is a bridge which lifts up water without any electricity or any energy.  The said project can save thousands of liters of water every day, if it works properly that will be benefit for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. 
In last year he submitted a  traffic project the then  IG Traffic  Basant Rath that can minimise the traffic easily and have many more ideas which can minimise road accidents and traffic too. 

Hope youth gets Inspired by his hardwork which made him able to compete in international level . “We need youth in other fields too,so that a name recognition is brought  to Kupwara in every field” said , Showket Masoodi Convener Civil Society Kupwara.