Jimmy Engineer

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Jimmy Engineer (born August 1954, Loralai, Balochistan[1][2]) is a Pakistani artist, social worker, philanthropist and stamp designer.

He is a Zoroastrian. His father and grandfather were engineers, and following Zoroastrian tradition, took the family name "Engineer".[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Engineer completed his schooling from St. Anthony's High school, Lahore.[2] He spent three years at National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore.[2] He then moved to Karachi where he is still based.[1]


Engineer is a firm believer in the teachings of the Sufis, Data Ganj Bakhsh and Barkat Ali.[4]


He became a professional artist in 1976.[2][5]

He has made over 2000 paintings, 1000 calligraphies and about 20,000 prints which are in private collections around the world including China, India, Pakistan, Russia, the UK and US.[2] Amongst his famous works is the one depicting the independence of Pakistan which can be seen at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad.[1]

Stamp design[edit]

He designed a number of stamps including the four-stamp, se-tenant issue depicting the independence of Pakistan in 2000.[6]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 2009: Honorary citizen of Houston, Texas.


  1. ^ a b c "The Painting of Jimmy Engineer" Parsi Khabar. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Official website. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  3. ^ Karkabi, Barbara. "Zoroastrian artist shares his religion through his art". Houston Chronicle. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Engineer calls for reverting to ‘sufism’". The News International. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ Personality of the Week: Jimmy Engineer Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  6. ^ NCA and Stamp Design, Exhibition Souvenir, Lahore 2000 Pg 19

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