Tributes Pour In After News Of Legendary Artist Jamil Naqsh’s Passing
The great Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh is no longer with us. The iconic artist passed away in London on Thursday at the St Mary’s Hospital. He was suffering from pneumonia. Jamil was 80 years old and had been living in London since the pass decade.
The news of his demise was confirmed by Shahneela Ahmed, director of public relations and communications of the Jamil Naqsh Museum. “It is with a heavy heart that family of Jamil Naqsh has to announce the demise of this esteemed artist from the world. There has never been an artist more connected to his roots of culture. Every piece of his art was a story within itself. We request for your prayers for his soul,” read a statement.
Soon after, tributes for the late artist came pouring on twitter from fellow artists and admirers alike.
— Tapu Javeri (@tapujaveri) May 16, 2019
After painting over 6 decades, #JamilNaqsh finally puts his brush down and leaves his palette with all the colours he knew.
He leaves behind an illustrious career in the field of Fine Arts, by redefining Abstract, Still-Life, Calligraphy and many other genres.
Najmi Sura pic.twitter.com/R37VnHnlt4
— Basit (@BasitSubhani) May 16, 2019
Saddened to have lost another national treasure. Rest In Peace #JamilNaqsh, May your art carry on your story forever.
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) May 16, 2019
Born in 1939, Jamil Naqsh, one of Pakistan’s master painters bid farewell for his final destination earlier today. May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for sharing your art with us and for leaving behind an unmatched legacy #JamilNaqsh #RIP pic.twitter.com/TWRV1kj03Z
— Zara Sajid (@zara_sajid) May 16, 2019
In the 1980s, i recall, he used to sell his paintings very selectively… " yeh paintings meri betiyan hain, mein inhain ghar dekh kar deta hoon"#JamilNaqsh
— Alizeh Iqbal Haider (@AlizehIHaider) May 16, 2019