Mahseer-Tiger in Water


Mahseer is a carp found in the shimmering freshwater riversof Himalaya especially Jhelum. Kashmiris prized this fish. Since Pakistan constructed Mangla Dam on the river in 1967, it became almost extinct on Indian side of the border.

Scientific name of Mahseer is Tor Tor. It is a huge fish with size going up to 9 feet and weight more than 50 kilograms and has great strength and is very difficult to get hold of. That is why it got the moniker “tiger in the water”. Incidentally, Kashmiri brahmins are heavy non-vegetarians. Meat is the main ingredient of their diet.

For more information on fishes fond in Western Indian rivers, please visit the site “Mahseer


Author: Ranjit Singh

I am working as a scientist in the India's premium E&P oil company. Besides the commitment to my job, I read lot of literature especially good fiction, history and science. I belong to Chandigarh and did my Masters in Chemistry from Panjab University Chandigarh specializing in physical chemistry. I am fond of surfing the internet for good articles, social networking and giving vent to writing for which I have aptly chosen the blog in Wordpress. Thanks

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