Shakil Ahmad

(B. 05.06.1947)
  Son of renowned miniature, Ustad Aftab Ahmad Khan; descendent of a family of court artists, calligraphers, designers and craftsmen to the Mughal Emperors. He paints on ivory and paper in Mughal, Persian, Kangra and other styles. One-man shows: Islamabad 1983; Karachi 1983. Participated in several national and provincial exhibitions.
 
Allama Iqbal's Tomb, 1996
Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal, the poet philosopher, conceived the idea of a separate home-land for the Muslims of South Asia: Pakistan. In befitting acknowledgement of his work, in the south-western corner of Hazuri Bagh, near the steps of Badshahi Mosque, he was interred on 21st April 1938. The chief architect of the Deccan State of Hyderbad, Nawab Zain Yar Jang was commissioned to prepare a design for the mausoleum. Inspired by Afghan architectural style with controlled Moorish elements, the tomb was started in 1946 and completed by 1953/1954. The red sand-stone from Jaipur and red marble from Makrana blend harmonious in this confidently executed modern funerary structure. Funds were raised through contribution by the poet's admirers.  
 
Badshahi Mosque, 1996
During the Sikh regime the mosque was used as a magazine for military store and later for other martial purposes. Some years after the annexation of the Punjab by the British, the mosque in dilapidated but still majestic ruin was restored to the Muslims in 1856. Here, it is conceived- three glorious marble domes, four minarets and all-in the flat traditional style.  
 

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