Nachiket Sharma

2019 Commended

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The Maverick and the Mountain

This project concerns the life of an ex Indian Air Force pilot who gave up city life and moved to the wilderness of Kumaon mountains in the Himalayas almost 40 years back. He settled there and became a conservationist looking after the Oak forest and resident wildlife in the area.

About the Photographer

Nachiket Sharma is a 16 year old photographer from India. He was the Runner Up (13-18 Youth Category) of CBRE – the Urban Photographer of the Year in 2018. His series ‘Peacock Dancers’ has been selected for the UNESCO – Youth Lens on the Silk Roads Travelling Exhibition in 2019. Sharma currently studies in Grade XII in The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi.