Born in 1927 in Anantnag, Shri Mohmad Subhan Bhagat belongs to a traditional Bhagat family known for its excellence in Kashmiri folk theatre ‘Bhand Pather’. He was trained under the guidance of late Ustad Kamal Bhagat. He achieved excellence very early in his life in Bhand Pather. He has been honoured by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages, in 1967. He has received many prizes and awards for acting, playwriting and direction. For his eminence in the field of folk theatre and his contribu- tion to its enrichment, Shri Mohmad Subhan Bhagat receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bhand Pather for 1983.