Google pays tribute to legendary Pakistani artist Sadequain through Doodle on his 87th Birthday
Google doodle is keeping its tradition live of giving tributes to well-known personalities around the world.
Today, Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s legendary artist Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi through Doodle on his 87th Birthday. Google said they are honouring “his contributions to the arts and to public space”.
Renowned for his work, Islamic calligrapher and one of Pakistan’s most prolific artists, Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi was born in June 30, 1923 in Amroha, British India.
He received national awards like the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and the Presidential Medal of Honor. He was also recognized in art circles abroad, receiving the Paris Biennale Prize in 1961.
One of his most famous works is his mural that he painted for the head office of the State Bank of Pakistan in 1961. The painting titled ‘Treasures of Time’ shows the intellectual progress of mankind from the time of Socrates to Iqbal. The painting shows various scholars, intellectuals, thinkers and scientists from different eras.
Today, no doubt a big honor for whole Pakistani nation. However it’s also true that Sadequain Sahab deserves this as he is still bringing honor to his dear country when he is no more with us.
He brought calligraphy to prominence and also painted murals, illustrations and even wrote poetry. Some of his murals such as the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ can be seen on the ceiling of the Lahore Museum. Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi passed away in Karachi on February 10, 1987 at the age of 64.