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Abid’s Got Talent

Boasting 14 inventions, that range from an electric tester to a device, which sets an alarm when soil is irrigated to its maximum limit, Abid has used his creative faculties to invent ‘affordable and useful’ devices.

Abid’s Got Talent

It was after emerging winner in the ‘innovation and magic category’ of the youth competition ‘Kashmir’s Got Talent-2015’ held at Kashmir University that helped Chanpora boy, 20-year-old Mian Abid to come into the limelight.

Boasting 14 inventions, that range from an electric tester to a device, which sets an alarm when soil is irrigated to its maximum limit, Abid has used his creative faculties to invent ‘affordable and useful’ devices.
“I have worked hard to ensure that these devices reach a common man. From making a simple doormat which sets a door bell ringing after someone steps on it to a water-overflow alarm system, my products are aimed to cater every segment of the society,” says Abid.
A student of final year BCom at Srinagar’s Amar Singh College, Abid’s scientific temper has not found a large fan base, as most students are unaware of him. However, winning Kashmir’s Got Talent opened new window for Abid and helped him demonstrate his innovations at coveted platforms such as the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) at Kashmir University.
“I have registered myself at NIF and applied for a patent for my products. What I need to work on is the commercial viability of my products,” says Abid.
With no scientific background, Abid, who has two brothers, is famous among his family for ‘fixing things’. Humble beginning for Abid is now craving for a scuttle that would help his products become a commercial success.
Whether it’s the room sleepers, which are lit by a glowing bulb while walking or a musical bell which indicates overflow of a tank, Abid’s innovations are simple yet bizarre. An LED torch which flashes at the clap of hands to a motion sensor device, products designed by Abid are mostly made from junk and day-to-day objects which are normally ignored and thrown into dustbins.
“The multi sensor motion device is able to detect gas leakage and even motion which can be used to keep a check on thefts etc. It is made of simple metal body and cells,” explains Abid.
Full of exuberance and panache, this unsung hero says his early days of innovation were not so enthusiastic as he felt ‘it is a waste of time’ but eventually the joy of innovating got the better of Abid.
“The joy of beating a top magician and innovators of an FM station and a helicopter at Kashmir’s Got Talent was a huge satisfaction for me. I hope my innovations reach every part of the world,” says Abid.

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