LAHORE (Web Desk) – The 29th death anniversary of world-renowned Pakistani art legend Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi is being observed on Wednesday (today).

Sadequain was born in 1930 in Amroha, UP, India. At the age of 31, his work won recognition at the 1961 Paris Biennale. Sadequain had a prolific career and much of his work is displayed in public places. During his life, Sadequain became a cult figure with a large following from all walks of life.

The content of his work has wider appeal, and the early works addressed social evils. In the later decades, Sadequain used the unifying spirit of calligraphy to appeal to the masses.


Sadequain was responsible for the renaissance of Islamic Calligraphy in Pakistan. He was one of the greatest calligraphers of his time who transformed the art of calligraphy into eye-catching expressionist paintings.

Sadequain won various awards including Tamgha-e-Imtiaz‚ President’s Medal of Honour and Sitara-e-Imtiaz. He was also awarded “Biennale de Paris” by France and “Cultural Award” by the Australia.