12-Yr-Old From Kashmir Writes To Rowling, Gets Gift In Return
Social media is bringing us closer to our favourite authors. Recently, author J K Rowling caught a glimpse of one such endearing letter penned by a 12-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir.
The Harry Potter author was tagged in a tweet that came beyond the land of Hogwarts — straight from the hills and worked like a Patronus Charm (The Wizardkind would say)!
Kulsum Bano Bhat, a student from Haji Public School, J&K, wrote the heartwarming letter to the renowned Harry Potter creator to let her know that she inspires her in every sphere of life. Her teacher, Sabbah Haji Baji, tweeted on Kulsum’s behalf.
The teacher also extended her an invitation for the bestselling author to visit Doda to meet Kulsum. She added the girl, “a first generation English learner from the Himalayas would like to meet you someday. So come visit us at #HajiPublicSchool”.
Like Casting a Spell, touched by the muggle’s gesture Rowling saw the message and generously responded with this, winning hearts on social media.
Never too busy to respond to her fans, Rowling asked for Kulsum’s details to be able to “send her something”. The reply from the author left Kulsum and everyone at her school surprised.
“Sabbah ma’am told me that J K Rowling had seen my essay and that she had replied. I am so happy. If I get to meet J K Rowling, I will tell her she is wonderful.”
Kulsum is the daughter of a farmer couple in Breswana and has three siblings. “My brother is in Class III in the same school. I speak in English with him at home… in school, we all have to speak only in English,” she says, The Indian Express reported. She also talked of her never-ending love for the Harry Potter series.
“Hermoine is my favourite character, she is intelligent,” says Kulsum who is now in Class 7. “If there was one spell I could do, it would be Wingardium Leviosa (the levitation charm),” she adds
Seeing this adorable gesture, the Twitterati was in raptures:
The Wizardry that keeps generations after generations hooked in a single spell, was celebrated worldwide like never before. The teacher later thanked the author again for showing so much love with Kulsum’s photo attached in a tweet.
Feature Image Credit: Sabbah Haji Baji/Twitter