Sajid Qureshi

(B. 16.12.1964)
  Bachelor of fine arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore 1989, working as Art Director in Urdu Science Board, Lahore since 1990. Also working as free lancer for different NGOs, advertising agencies, magazines etc. for the last 15 years. Attended UNESCO Course, Tokyo 1991. Participated in 8th World Children Art Exhibition, UNESCO Arts Education League, Japan, 1979; 8th World Children Art Exhibition UNESCO Arts Education League; Czechoslovakia 1979-80; group show: Hyderabad 1980, Kyoto, Japan 1991. Awarded, merit certificate, UNESCO, Japan 1979; National Book Council of Pakistan certificate for book illustration, 1980; certificate, Asian Cultural Centre, UNESCO, Tokyo, 1991.
 
Daata Durbar, 1997
Lahore is also called Daata di nagri, or 'the bestower's city', in veneration of al-Hujveri, the eleventh century patron saint of Lahore. The arches in pure white marble stand in sharp, simple, spiritual contrast to the elaborate construction of the new expanded mosque and the row of arched corridors.  
 
Haveli of Raja Dhiyan Singh / Nawaz Sharif Government College For Women, Chuna Mandi, 1997
A more panoramic rendition of the noble residence of the Sikh Raja, speaks of the leisurely age when men had time and inclination to sport such luxurious households.  
 
Lahore High Court, 1997
The construction of the Punjab Chief Court, now called the Lahore High Court, began in 1881. Executed in red brick and Nowshehra marble it took eight years to complete at a cost of Rs. 321,837.The building was designed by the British architect Brossington in the erroneously called indo- Saracenic style. Incorporating the great range of South Asian architectural traditions, this style which lasted till independence in 1947, in more accurately the Muslim South Asian, style. A number of red-brick public buildings on the Mall demonstrate its popularity during the hundred years of colonial rule.  
 
Sikh Shrines, 1997
Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who died on 17 June 1839 at the age of fifty-nine was cremated at this site. The splendid tomb also contains the cremation sites of the Maharaja's son Kharak Singh and his grandson, Nau Nahal Singh, both of whom died in Novermber 1840. the adjacent fluted and gilded dome covers the cremation site of the fifth Sikh guru, Arjun Dev, and also dates fro the reign of the Maharaja (1799 - 1839). Guru Arjun was responsible for completing the Sikh sacred scripture, the Adi Granth. He was imprisoned by emperor Jahangir for cooperating with his rebellious son, Khusrau. Guru Arjun died in captivity. This cluster of buildings is one of the finest examples of Sikh architecture.  
 

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