Askari Mian Irani
Early life and education
He worked in the business of advertising until 1976, but later became disillusioned with the nature of his job. So he decided to come back to his first love and passion - painting. Askari Mian Irani was part of the faculty of the National College of Arts (NCA) from 1976 to 1999.
He exhibited in over 20 solo and group shows.
Commemorative postage stamp
On 14 August 2006, Pakistan Post issued a Rs. 40 sheetlet of stamps to posthumously honour 10 Pakistani painters. Besides Askari Mian Irani, 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.
Awards and recognition
- "Works of 10 iconic painters being displayed". Dawn (newspaper). 12 September 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- NCA and Stamp Design, Exhibition Souvenir, Lahore 2000 p. 16
- "Profile of Askari Mian Irani (1940 - 2004)". 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- Pakistan Post honours deceased artists The News International (newspaper), Published 10 August 2006, Retrieved 27 July 2020
- Askari Mian Irani's award info on Dawn (newspaper) Published 24 March 2002, Retrieved 7 May 2020