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Date of Birth 1926 Peshawar, 25th October

1945  B.Sc. (Honours) Engineering, Aligarh University.

1946  Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Aligarh University.

1947  M.S. (Hydraulics), Columbia University.

1948  M.S. (Soil Mechanics) Havard University.

1949  Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver.

1950  Design Engineer, Stockholm.

1951-53  Executive Engineer, United Nations Economic Development Team Baluchistan, Pakistan.

1953-55  Deputy Director, Central Engineering Authority, Government of Pakistan, Karachi.

1955  Liaison Officer, Embassy of Pakistan, Ottawa.



1970  President’s Medal for Pride of Performance.

1979  Japan Foundation Award.

1982  Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

1988  Quaid-e-Azam Award.

1988  Rotary Paul Harris Award and Gold Medal.

1990  Sitara-e-Imtiaz( second time )

1992  ECOAward ( present at the award ceremony were the Heads of State of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.

1994  Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan Government’s highest civilian award.


Solo Exhibitions:

1950  1st Solo Exhibition         

1954  Exhibition of Portraits, Warsak Club.

1955  Exhibition of Paintings, Ottawa.

1957  The “Afghans”, Painting Exhibition in Kabul. Private showing of sketches of President  Eisenhower, President House, Karachi.

1965  Painting Exhibition, Tehran.

1971  Paintings and Mosaics, Export Promotion Bureau &P.I.A., Islamabad.

1973  Paintings Exhibition, Islamabad.

1974  Private Showing of works at Islamic Summit held in Lahore.

1975  Murals, Lapis Portraits, King Faisal Medical City, Al-Riyadh.

1979  Paintings & Mosaics, Arts Council, Karachi.

1979  Paintings & Mosaics, Pakistan Embassy, Tokyo.

1981  Opening of the Aga Khan Centre Exhibition by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, London.

1988  Paintings & Sketches, Indus Gallery, Karachi.

1993  Paintings Exhibition, Meridian International Centre, Washington D.C.

1994  14th August Retrospective Exhibition at National Assembly, inaugurated by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

1994  Exhibition at Pakistan’s Headquarters for the United Nations, New York.

1994  Exhibition at Commonwealth Institute, inaugurated by Benazir Bhutto.

1995  Exhibition in Paris at Pakistan Embassy.

1997  Private showing on occasion of Islamic Summit at Convention Centre, Islamabad.

1997  Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Aman, Jordan, Exhibition at the Pakistan Embassy, New York, inaugurated by Madame Boutrous- BoutrousGali.

1998  Exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Road, London.

1998  Exhibition at Riyadh, sponsored by the Saudi Royal family.

1998  Exhibition at the Pakistan Embassy, Riyadh.

 2000  Showing at the Ismaili Centre, Croydon, England


Group Exhibitions:

1960  Commonwealth Exhibition, London.

1965  Onyx Mosaic, World Fair, New York.  

1969  Emblem in Bronze, Foreign Ministers Conference, Karachi.

1980  Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.

1981  3rd National Exhibition, organized by Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore.

1982  Paintings from Pakistan,Hirshom Museum, Washington, D.C.

1983  4th National Exhibition, organized by the P.N.C.A., Lahore.

1984  Exhibition at Fukuoka Museum, Japan. Contemporary Asian Prints”, Fukuoka Museum, Fukuoka  Japan.

1985  5th National Exhibition, organized by the P.N.C.A., Lahore.

1986  3rd Art Biennial, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.

1987  Pakistani Paintings, West Germany.

1988  1st Art Biennial of Pakistan, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.

1991  Biennial Exhibition at Bangladesh, Exhibition at Sri Lanka.

1993  Old Masters Exhibition during SAARC Conference at Museum of Contemporary Art in Delhi.

1997  Exhibition of Calligraphy at Holstra Museum and Seminar on Symbol as Art in the World of Islam, at Holstra University, New York.

1999  Calligraphy Exhibition at the Mohetta Palace Museum, Clifton, Karachi.



1954  Portrait of H.H.Agha Khan III.

1957  King Zahir Shah-Afghanistan, portrait in mosaic and oil.

1960  Portraits of Shah of Iran and Queen Farah Pahalvi.

1961  Oil Portraits of Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Sadaruddin Aga Khan.

1964  Murals at Wates Ltd. London.

1967  Mural at American Life Insurance Co.

1968  Bronze mural and paintings for Citibank.

1968  Portraits of Charles de Gaule and his ministers.

1969  Bronze mural and relief calligraphy for Habib Bank Plaza.

1970  Twelve murals for Leo A. Day Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1972  Paintings for Schneider, Zurich.

1972  Monument for P.I.A.

1974  Lapis mosaic  of King Faisal. Seven murals and paintings for King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

1975  Lapis portrait of King Khalid and lapis mosaics for the palace.

1976  Monument for Henry Kissinger.

1976-80  Mosaics and lapis portraits for the Aga Khan’s home and office at Iglamone, near Paris.

1976  Lapis portrait, lapis mosaics and murals for Prince Abdulla Faisal, Jeddah.

1982  Murals for Harper Group building, San Francisco.

1982  Portrait of President Reagan in lapis lazuli.

1983  Mosaic in lapis and emeralds and a monumental mural on unity and other work for the Aga Khan  Centre, London.

1983  Official portrait of the Quaid-e-Azam, commissioned by the President of Pakistan, mosaic and Murals for the Ismaili Centre, London.

1985  Mural on Unity for the National Assembly building in Islamabad.

1985  Portrait of President Everon of Turkey.

1986  Portrait of George Bush and his wife.

1986  Mehrab in lapis and gold for the Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.

1988  Mimber in lapis and gold for the Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.

1988  Portraits of Prime Minister Nakasoni and his cabinet, Japan.

1989-91  Lapis work and mural for TariqKarim from Kuwait.

1989  Seven ton hand-beaten sculpture for the Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.

1992  200 Sq.ft mural for Defence Library, Karachi.

1994  180 Sq ft. mural Unity for National Assembly building, Islamabad.

1996  Mural for Defence College, Islamabad.

1998  Mural for Dr. Hanna, San Francisco.

2000  Mural for Ismaili Cultural Centre, Croydon, England.