Mehvish Mushtaq

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Mehvish Mushtaq
Mehvish Mushtaq being awarded for her work.
Mehvish being awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the President of India.
Born1989 (age 33–34)
Alma materPresentation Convent Higher Secondary School
SSM College of Engineering and Technology
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, App developer
Known forAndroid software development
Notable workApp "Dial Kashmir"

Mehvish Mushtaq Hakak (Urdu: مہوش مشتاق)[1] (born 1989) is an Application and Software developer, who created a Business Directory App for Kashmir called "Dial Kashmir", in 2013, for the Kashmir valley,[2] which made her the first Kashmiri female to develop an Android app.


Born in 1989 in Srinagar,[3][4] Mehvish Mushtaq is a Kashmiri app developer.[5] At age 23, she developed the 'Dial Kashmir' Android app after completing an Android app design course.[6] Dial Kashmir caters specifically to the Kashmir region. It provides the user with extensive information like addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of various essential and commercial services in various sectors in Kashmir, including hospitals, education, transport, and police.[6][1] It also includes train, holiday, and prayer schedules, among other features.[7][8] In 2013, Ahmed Ali Fayaaz of The Hindu described it as a "treasure trove of information on automobile services, hotels, doctors, houseboats, NGOs, real estate, postal codes, and even Waazwaan, Kashmir’s party cuisine, with over a dozen mutton preparations."[3]

As of 2021, the app had over 50,000 downloads from the Google Play Store and has a rating of 4.3, with over 1,700+ reviews.[9]


Mushtaq attended Presentation Convent Girls School in Srinagar, and completed her secondary education at The Mallinson Girls School.[10] She completed her BE from SSM College of Engineering and Technology.[11]



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  2. ^ Raafi, Muhammad (19 January 2016). "Kashmiri Entrepreneur Bags 'Devi' Award". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Fayaaz, Ahmed Ali (24 June 2013). "Tech friendly in the valley". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. ^ Singh, Sanjay (7 March 2018). "International Women's Day: India's 6 most powerful women who defeated all odds". Tech Observer. Retrieved 7 March 2021. Women in India are overcoming many challenges to follow their passion. Here, we try to explore few stories to understand, how women are changing the world in their own way.
  5. ^ "Women in Male-Dominated Professions". The Times of India. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2021. Mehvish Mushtaq became the first Kashmiri woman to design an Android app at the age of twenty-three. She broke all the stereotypical norms associated to gender and made a mark for herself in technology.
  6. ^ a b "23-year-old girl becomes first Kashmiri to develop Android app". The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  7. ^ Anand, Vishnu (8 March 2017). "Technology is the key: Up-skill at will!". Asian Age. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  8. ^ Pillai, Sudha (22 August 2014). "Touch to Reach Kashmir". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  9. ^ Mehvish, Dial Kashmir, Google Play, retrieved 7 March 2021
  10. ^ "Behind Every Successful Woman, There is a Story". The New Indian Express. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  11. ^ "23-yr-old girl becomes first in Kashmir to launch an Android app". FirstPost. Press Trust of India. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Femina Women's Award 2015". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 24 March 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  14. ^ "Devi Awards 2016". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Kashmiri girl awarded for innovative thinking". Kasmiri Observer. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Nari Shakti Puraskars: President Kovind Honours the Achievers". News18. Press Trust India. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
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