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Kashmir’s go-to weatherman

Jan 31, 2017 11:48 IST
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In a region where inclement weather causes untold hardships, financial loss and even accidents, Lotus’ forecasts have a special meaning. He has acquired a cult status, cemented last week after a prominent Kashmir daily depicted him as “Peer (saint) Lotus”. Even other officials are fulsome in their praise of Lotus. “Sonam Lotus, celebrated weatherman of Kashmir has been instrumental in helping save many lives. Common man’s hero,” tweeted the state director of information Shahid Choudhary.