Kashmiri Inventions & Discoveries, You Probably Dont know About

kashmiri inventions


Seamless Celestial Globe

It was invented in Kashmir by Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman in 998H/1589-90 CE, in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.  Unlike the ordinary globe that represents earth, the celestial globe represents sky complete with stars and constellations on it. It was a practical tool in astronomy that allowed astronomers to position objects in the sky. This invention has been regarded as the   one of the 20 clever inventions that came from the Indian subcontinent. Source

Auto Electricity Generator

Abrar Aijaz hailing from Sogam, Lolab invented an Auto Electricity Generator which runs without real fuel injecting into it and can produce smaller amount of electricity to run electronic gadgets continuously.  He is also credited with invention  of “Morse Code Decoder”, later called “Key Board for Blind People”. Source

Low Price Space Pen

Refaz and Ishfaq from Wandevelgam of south Kashmir’s Anantnag District invented this pen. This pen uses  magnetic force to write instead the usual gravitation force in space. Source

Protein RV1988

Imtiyaz Yaseen a young Kashmiri scientist discovered a crucial protein secreted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which if targeted by specific drugs will provide faster diagnosis and possible cure to tuberculosis. Source


Anil Koul has credit of discovering a of drug Bedaquiline,  to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis, which affects millions of people across the globe. Source

Multimodal Pain Relieving Device

Dr Shah Faisal Ahmad, a medical doctor, author working at SMHS hospital Srinagar and his team (2 doctors and 2 engineers) have recently invented a Multimodal pain relieving device, the first of its kind in the entire world. Source

Other credit they have is for biohealth invention, a model for checking blood glucose without pricks.  The team included : Dr Shah Faisal Ahmad, Er Idrees-ul-Haq, Dr Dawood Banday and Dr Shaeikh Rayees.