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The word ‘Kulgam’ denotes “Kul” meaning thereby the “Whole” and the “Gam” in Arabic to “teach righteousness”. Mir Syed Hussain Simnania (RA) had invited Hazrat Amir Kabir Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) to Kashmir and mystical poetess Lal Ded to Kulgam where their disciples like Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani (RA), manifesting the composite culture, promoted and encouraged it even when dissension in rest of the Asiatic Countries was taken as heretics. Kulgam, as such, is believed to be a place acting as torch-bearer for righteousness in the circumspection.more…

At a Glance

Geographical Area Forest Area Population Language
1067 Sq. Km. 440.78 Sq. Km 424483 Kashmiri
Hon'ble Lt. Governor J&K Sh. Manoj Sinha
DC Kulgam
Deputy Commissioner Athar Aamir UI Shafi Khan (IAS)
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DIC, Kulgam