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Jamil Naqsh hospitalised in London

Updated May 15, 2019

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Eminent artist Jamil Naqsh has been hospitalised in London with "serious pneumonia". ─ Photo courtesy Widewalls
Eminent artist Jamil Naqsh has been hospitalised in London with "serious pneumonia". ─ Photo courtesy Widewalls

KARACHI: Eminent artist Jamil Naqsh is in critical condition, his daughter told Dawn on Tuesday.

The painter was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in London on May 7. He has been infected with “serious pneumonia” and doctors are not optimistic about his recovery.

Naqsh belongs to that generation of artists (Sadequain, Bashir Mirza, Ahmed Pervez, etc) which gave a direction to Pakistani art after the country’s inception.

For a brief period in the 1950s he joined the National College of Arts in Lahore, but left it arguing that he wanted to gain experience as an art practitioner. He has been living in London for a decade.

Published in Dawn, May 15th, 2019