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Sadequain – A legend in calligraphy

KARACHI: The 27th death anniversary of an art legend, Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, is being observed today (Monday), ARY News reported.

Recognised as the great painter of Pakistan, Sadequain was born in 1930 in Amroha, UP, India. After the partition in 1947, he travelled to Karachi. Soon after his first art exhibition in 1954, he was shot to fame worldwide. He earned great recognition in France for his exceptional art skills.

His works are on display in most of the museums globally.

Like Manto and others who, through their work railed against inequalities around them, Sadequain has gained popularity so much that now his name draws the highest price in galleries and auction houses around the world.

Sadequain had a productive career, mainly due to exceptional art works.  Sadequain had a large following all over the world by people from diverse backgrounds. His early works particularly highlighted social evils. In the later years, Sadequain made the most of needed spirit of calligraphy to reach the masses.

He was awarded honours like Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, President's Medal of Honour, Sitara-e-Imtiaz among others.

He passed away on February 10, 1987, leaving behind a large vacuum in the global art arena.

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