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Renowned painter Jamil Naqsh passes away in London

Renowned painter Jamil Naqsh passes away in London
May 16, 2019
LONDON (92 News) – Renowned contemporary painter Jamil Naqash passed away in London on Thursday. He was 79. He was admitted to hospital after being infected with pneumonia. In a statement, Jamil Naqsh Museum Director Shahneela Ahmed said: “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.” Jamil Naqsh’s paintings are a blend of cubism, tampered with fluidity and a subtle use of colour. Naqsh was bestowed 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. Born in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, in 1939, Naqsh grew up in a home frequented by artists, writers, poets, musicians, politicians and others. In 1954, Naqsh briefly joined the National College of Arts in Lahore. He was a serious student who was particularly drawn to miniature painting. However, he left NCA after a year to become a full-time student of dedicated miniaturist Ustad Mohammad Sharif. A year later, he moved to Karachi. Naqsh had been settled in London for the last 10 years.