Mir Suhail Qadri

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Mir Suhail Qadri
Born25 June 1989
EducationBachelors in Fine Arts
OccupationCartoonist Fashion Designer

Mir Suhail Ahmad Qadri (born 25 June 1989 in Kawdara, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir) is a political cartoonist from Kashmir.[1]

Early life[edit]

Qadri was born in a family of artists. His grandfather played Saran (Violin) and his cousin was a professional singer, Qadri’s entry into art was, but, obvious. The only twist in the tale was that he did not try to play the ‘Saran’ or take to singing. Instead, he took up a brush in his hands to paint. This was reason enough for him to attract as much pressure as possible. Opting for a career that was different from the family’s, was a good enough reason for everyone to question him as far his choice of career was concerned. Today Qadri is the household name of Kashmir and his cartoons always go viral on social networking sites like Twitter & Facebook.[2]

Education & career[edit]

Mir Suhail Qadri studied Commerce at the Senior Secondary level. He graduated from the only Fine Arts college in Kashmir Valley. "Institute of Fine Arts". Qadri was always passionate about art, he started making cartoons even before he joined college. His career took flight when he signed up with Kashmir Images, a local English daily from Kashmir on a very low salary, where veteran journalist Bashir Manzar groomed him. His next career move took him to Rising Kashmir as a cartoonist.

Four years at Rising Kashmir and one and a half years at Kashmir Images, local daily from Kashmir further refined his skills as a cartoonist. He also worked for Kashmir Reader.He also worked at "Kashmir Observer" as cartoonist. He is currently working as cartoonist at "Kashmir Reader" news paper.

During April 2015 Nepal earthquake Qadri's cartoon on biased media coverage of Indian media went viral on social networking sites after Nepal social media users slammed mainstream Indian media for insensitive coverage and started a trend on Twitter and Facebook #GoHomeIndianMedia[3][4]


Airports Authority of India selected his sketches for their calendar and New Year greeting cards after he won a national competition in the year (2012).[5]


  1. ^ TheCherryTree. "Mir Suhail Qadri". thecherrytree.in. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Journalism | Awakening". souzeinam.wordpress.com. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "#GoHomeIndianMedia - Indian Media Slammed For 'Insensitive' Coverage Of Nepal Earthquake". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ De, Oendrila. "India & Nepal Media is Playing Ping-Pong, As #GoHomeIndianMedia & #DontComeBackIndianMediatrend Goes Viral on Twitter". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  5. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - J&K PLUS". www.tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 7 September 2015.