Munshi Aziz Bhat rose to prominence during the period 1880-1950 when all trading activity in Kargil, both retail and large scale trading was run and controlled by Punjabis and Hoshiarpuri Lalas. In the years between 1866 and 1948, he managed to rise as a large scale trader in the region.
Munshi Aziz Bhat joined Revenue department as a Patawari, but quit his job in 1915 to try his luck in business.
In August 1915, he in partnership with a Punjabi Sikh merchant Sardar Kanth Singh started a retail cum whole sale shop with a buffer money of 6000 silver coins which is equal to Rs. 600,000 these days.
Luck favoured them and by the end of the year they had made an annual profit of Rs 9000. In the year 1920, his partnership with Sardar Kanth Singh ended and he established his own large scale trading business with the help of his two older sons and a cousin. The enterprise was called “Munshi Aziz Bhat And Sons” with a successful trade extending in all the four directions. In the meanwhile, he was also appointed as the official petition writer of the Maharaja of the Jammu and Kashmir state for Baltistan Wazarat.