Jan – e – Alam, also known to his friends as “Janu”, lives in Gulmit, one of the five villages directly hit by the catastrophic lake buildup in Gojal Valley. In this photograph he can be seen praying for the last time at the sinking grave of his mother. Jan-e-Alam’s father had passed away several years ago.
Jan-e-Alam is a special person as he can not speak.
The mystic, non – complaining, smile on Jan-e-Alam’s face and his hands raised in prayer, looking towards the heaven, is a soul touching moment captured by a citizen filmmaker and photographer.
Image: Abdul Hameed (Nrew Productions) | Words: Nur