Abid Rasool Bhat is from Srinagar, Kashmir. Born in 1981, when he was in his teens militancy started in Kashmir and he witnessed many deaths. The plight of the people made him take up photojournalism.
Abid holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce. Since 2000, he has worked as a photo-journalist with a local English daily newspaper, Kashmir Monitor, The Expedition, the first English news magazine published from Kashmir, Taimeel-e-Irshad, an Urdu daily and he presently works with the bi-lingual newspaper, Wadi Ki Awaz. He also works as a photojournalist for a local news agency, Kashmir Press Service.
Abid worked as cameraman-cum-reporter for Khabron Ki Duniya, a current affairs programme. He works as a freelancer for the national television channel, Doordarshan, providing them with video coverage of events. He wants to excel in the field of photojournalism and hopes to realize his dream through his hard work and sincerity towards his profession.