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Thursday May 16 2019
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Renowned Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh passes away

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Jamil Naqsh was known for his calligraphy and figurative paintings. Photo: File

Renowned Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh passed away on Thursday in the United Kingdom. He was 80.

The family confirmed the news of his passing. "He passed away this morning at 5:30am at St Marys Hospital where was admitted four days ago," the family said. 

He had been admitted to the hospital after being infected with pneumonia.

Jamil Naqsh was known for his calligraphy and figurative paintings. Photo: Clifton Art Gallery

After creating innumerous masterpieces in this world for over six decades, he has returned back to his Creator.

Naqsh leaves behind an illustrious career in the field of Fine Arts and will be known as one of the pioneers in redefining Abstract, Still-Life, Calligraphy and many other genres.

He will not only be remembered by his family but will also go down in history as a ‘Relentless Painter’ who opted for reclusiveness to focus on his work over the other joys of life.

Jamil Naqsh 

Known as one of the greatest artists of his generation, Jamil Naqsh was a celebrated artist, famous for his calligraphy, pigeons and figurative paintings.

He was was born in Kairana, India in 1939 after which he moved to Pakistan.

A dropout of the National College of Arts, Naqsh was honoured with the Pride of Performance Award in 1989 and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2009. He was contemporary of Ahmed Pervez, Bashir Mirza, Shahid Sajjad and Masud Kohari. Except for Kohari, all the leading painters have left for eternal abode.