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Pakistan’s Art Treasure Jamil Naqsh Passes Away


LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Report)– One of Pakistan’s greatest treasures and a contemporary artist, Jamil Naqsh, passed away at the St Mary’s Hospital in United Kingdom on Thursday.

The artist was born in 1939 in the city of Kirana, India and moved to Karachi Pakistan during partition. Over the years, his natural instinct and creativity led to the creation of many mesmerizing paintings.

Known nationally and internally for his calligraphy, pigeons and figurative paintings, Jamil Naqsh has been celebrated all his life. His work has been a source of information for the better part of the decade to millions of individuals.

Representing Pakistan throughout the world, the artist was awarded the Pride of Performance in 1989 and the Sitar-i-Imtaiz in 2009. He relocated with NajmiSurafrom Karachi to London, England in 2003

Shahneela Ahmed, Director PR & Communication of Jamil Naqsh Museum expressed her loss saying, ‘It is with a heavy heart, that family of Jamil Naqsh has to announce the demise of this esteemed artist from the world.

There has never been an artist more connected to his roots of culture. Every piece of his art was a story within itself. We request for your prayers for his soul.’

The artist was admitted into St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where he was being treated for pneumonia. The doctors tried everything to the best of their capabilities. Jamil Naqsh passed away surrounded by his immediate family members.