Askari Mian Irani

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Askari Mian Irani (1940–2004) was a Pakistani painter.

Early life and education[edit]

Irani received a diploma in design from the Mayo School of Arts now called (NCA), Lahore in 1967.[1]


Irani was part of the Mayo School of Arts now( NCA) faculty from 1976 to 1999.[1]


He exhibited in over 20 solo and group shows.[1]

Stamp design[edit]

Irani designed two stamps (40 paisas and 85 paisas) of the Third Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (1981) issue.[1]

Postage stamp[edit]

On 14 August 2006, Pakistan Post issued a Rs. 40 sheetlet of stamps to posthumously honour 10 Pakistani painters. Besides Askari Mian Irani,[2] the other nine painters were: Laila Shahzada, Zubeida Agha, Sadequain, Ali Imam, Shakir Ali, Anna Molka Ahmed, Zahoor ul Akhlaq, Ahmed Pervez and Bashir Mirza.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d NCA and Stamp Design, Exhibition Souvenir, Lahore 2000 pg 16
  2. ^ Stamps 2006 Pakistan Post Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ Stamps 2006 Pakistan Post Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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