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Meet Kashmir's first male belly dancer. He endured death threats, beatings

Peerzada Tajamul, 24, came into the spotlight in 2017, when a video of his performance at a college event went viral online.

December 02, 2022 / 04:04 PM IST
Peerzada Tajamul. (Image credit: @ani_digital/Twitter)

Peerzada Tajamul. (Image credit: @ani_digital/Twitter)

Peerzada Tajamul, a 24-year-old from Kashmir, is a trailblazer. He is the region's first male belly dancer and has not abandoned his passion even in the face of harassment and death threats, news agency ANI reported.

Tajamul came into the spotlight in 2017, when a video of his performance at a college event went viral online. His dancing career took off: he began teaching at an academy and even performed abroad.

But continuing doing what he loves hasn't been easy.

Tajamul said he was beaten up by his father at home and verbally abused outside for his choices.