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Hashmat Ullah Khan, also spelled Hashmatullah Khan, (born in 1954 in Nawab Bazaar, Srinagar City, India) is a Kashmiri Kani shawl promoter and entrepreneur.[1][2][3] In 2009, he was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour,[4] for reviving the weaving of Kani shawls.[5][6][7]

Also in 2009, Khan was spokesman of the Kashmir Handicrafts Traders' Welfare Association.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Needless row, says Omar, Hashmatullah's Padma Shri legit". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Khans in shawl biz for 75 yrs". Daily News and Analysis. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Nation - Padma award row". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Untitled Page".
  5. ^ "India's awards lose honorable luster". Asia Times Online. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Padma goof-up: Exporter passed off as J&K craftsman". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Fight For The Padma Brand". Tehelka. 14 February 2009. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  8. ^ Yusuf Jameel. "Shahtoosh ban hits Kashmir weavers". The National (Abu Dhabi). Retrieved 3 October 2015.