About Anand Ram Pahalwan
Pandit Anand Ram Pahalwan was a very renowned person. He was a Historian, a poet and the official writer of the Mughal emperor in Kashmir.|He had a very good command in Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu and Persian (the official language of the Mughals), due to which the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb invited him to join his court. As well known for his austerely towers Islam, Aurangzeb insisted Pandit Anand Ram ji to convert from Hindu to Islam, but due to the grace of Her Holiness Mata Bhawani some how he managed the situation and only accepted his offer to join the court. Because he was working in the court no one else approached our family for conversion again. He served as Peshkar in the court of Aurangzeb in the year around 1682 AD and resided in the Vakil Mohalla of that time.|He wrote many official documents that time including translation of Bhagwat Geeta from Sanskrit to Persian and also carried forward the periodical History of Kashmir (Tarikh-i-Kashmir) of that period (1700 AD). We found his work’s references in many published books like : History of Kashmir by Jia Lal Kilam, Kashmir through the ages, 500 B.C. to 1965 A.D.: a Historical survey by Gwasha Lal Kaul and Kashmiri scholars’ contributions to knowledge and world peace: By Saligram Bhatt|Some of his manuscripts are still preserved in Allama Iqbal Library, Srinagar.