Jaffer Ali

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Jaffer Ali
Born Jammu and Kashmir, India
Known for Handicrafts

Jaffer Ali (died April 1975) was a papier-mache artist and entrepreneur from Hassanabad, Srinagar, Kashmir.


Ali received numerous awards, including one from Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for his exemplary work in promoting Kashmiri handicrafts. His skills in the art descended through his grandfather who brought the papier-mache trade to Kashmir from Mashad, Iran.

Personal life[edit]

Ali was survived by four sons and two daughters. One of his sons, Sadiq Ali, is a politician in Kashmir.