Nazir Ahmad

(B. 01.10.1952)
  Graduated from National College of Arts, 1976. Design Engineer, Punjab Small Industries Corporation Lahor. More then fifty group shows in Pakistan and abroad. Had one-man shows, 1977 two-men show at National Centre, Lahore. Lahore 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996; Islamabad 1980, 1996. Won several awards; designed various programme for Pakistan Television, 1974 to 1976 and illustrated.
 
Gateway To Jehangir's Tomb, 1978
Like his father Akbar the Great, Emperor Jahangir had a special place for Lahore in his heart. So when the fourth Great Mughal died on 28 October 1627, at the age of 58, on his express wish he was buried on the northern bank of the Ravi at Shahdara. The tomb was completed after ten years in 1638. It is situated in a splendid, enclosed garden spread over 72 acres, known as Bagh-i-Dilkusha. The gateway to the tomb has lost its colourful ornamentation but not its silent grandeur.  
 
General Post Office, 1997
In the distinctive Muslim-South Asian style, the red-brick building of the General Post Office, or GPO, dominates the crossing of Nabha and Mcleod Roads and the Mall.  
 
Tomb Of Bahadur Khan, 1996
In contrast to the breath-taking brilliance of the Wazir Khan's Mosque, the majesty of the Badshahi Mosque and the quiet splendour of Jahangir's tomb, here is the despoiled, damaged, vandalised structure stripped to its essentials. It withstood the rampage of the Sikhs, British irreverence when it was used a dancing hall and the ravages of time, and continues to convey the transience of life with telling stillness.  
 
Kamran's Baradari / 'Pavilion', 1995
Perhaps the earliest surviving Mughal monument in Lahore, Mirza Kamran's Baradari, Pavilion, was built in 1535. It stood in an extensive garden laid out by the younger brother of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun (1530-1540 and 1555 - 1556). Kamran took possession of Lahore and became ruler of Punjab, Kabul and Qandhar. His rule in Lahore was marked by construction of beautiful gardens and palaces. When the river Ravi changed its course between 1719 and 1748, it swept away most of the gardens and left the pavilion, as it stands today, above the Ravi waters, in splendid isolation.  
 

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