Sadequain Profile

Sadequain

Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, also often referred to as Sadequain Naqqash, was a world-renowned Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as a calligrapher and a painter. He is considered as one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced. Sadequain’s monumental murals are an unparalleled body of artistic genius in. The number and surface area of his murals exceeds that of Michelangelo and Diego Rivera combined. If he had done only his murals, even then he would have been the greatest artist of the region.

The Urdu language book published in India, Tanqeed-e-Rubai, called Sadequain the greatest modern day poet of the genre. It is estimated that Sadequain painted more than 15,000 pieces of artwork consisting of murals, paintings, drawings, and calligraphies. He composed thousands of quatrains and published them in four volumes titled Rubaiyyat-e-Sadequain NaqqashRubaiyyat-e-Sadequain KhattatBayaz-e-Sadequaini, and Juz-way-Bosida.

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