Love for flowers makes him spread scent across
Srinagar, Oct 8: With an intense desire to do something new, Nazir Ahmad Dar, a Srinagar-resident picked up an innovative idea of exporting flower bulbs to outside state.
Coming from a lower social stratum, Dar had never a comfortable childhood. He had to work hard to achieve what he has achieved thus far.
After completing my Bachelors degree, I did Masters in Botany. During 1997 when I was in university, situation in the state was not good and the two-year course took me four years to complete. It was a huge loss of time for me but soon after my Masters I was chosen as junior research fellow in my department for a government project, Dar says.
He says the flowers were his passion since his childhood. I was always passionate about flowers. I would collect them whenever I got a chance to do so. I even procured flowers seeds from different places like Darjeeling and Kolkata and started gardening, which soon grew to 400 potted