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Sadequainlocked

(b Amroha, 1930; d Karachi, Feb 10, 1987).
  • Marcella Nesom-Sirhandi

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Pakistani painter. Sadequain was one of Pakistan’s most dynamic and influential artists. Born into a family of scribes of the Koran, Sadequain learned the power of verse and the aesthetic of calligraphy. As a youth in Delhi, he worked as a copyist for All India Radio, in his free time roaming the streets painting anti-British, pro-Pakistani slogans on walls and walkways. He earned extra money drawing maps and illustrating textbooks....

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