Sadequain honored by Google with doodle on his 87th Birth Anniversary
Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi , Celebrated Islamic calligrapher and one of Pakistan’s most creative artists has been honored by Google on his 87th birthday with a doodle.
“His contributions to the arts and to public space should be honored”, said Google.
He was born in British India on June 30, 1923 and died on 10 February 1987 in Karachi at the age of 64.
Sadequain was honored with many of 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.
Being Pakistani we should memorize our legends and our coming generations must be aware of these iconic figures of our country. Young artists and art lovers are inspired with Sadequain’ work.
He is the pride of nation and without any doubt its an honor for Pakistan to have legendary artist. However its also true that Sadequain Sahab deserves this as he is still bringing honor to his dear country when he is no more with us.
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.
Another one of his famous works is his mural painted on the ceiling of the Frere Hall in Karachi. The artwork is titled Arz-o-Samawat (Earth and the Heavens) and is of importance to his fans as it was his last piece of work before his death.
Sadequain dedicated this artwork to the citizens of Karachi but unfortunately, the famed artist died before he could complete it.