S. H. Hashmi
|S. H. Hashmi|
Gaya, Bihar, British India
|Died||20 March 2006(aged 70–71)|
|Occupation||Advertising company executive|
|Awards||Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence)
Pride of Performance in 1993
S.H. Hashmi (1935–20 March 2006) was the founding member and the former Managing Director of Orient McCann-Erickson (Pakistan) company. He was one of the pioneers of advertising industry in Pakistan. He is included in Who’s Who in the World’s 500 Leading Personalities. He has also been awarded The Harrison McCann Leadership Award for consistent industry leadership in Pakistan.
Early life and career
S. H. Hashmi was born in Gaya, Bihar, British India in 1935. His father Allama Syed Abdul Qudoos Hashmi was a renowned Islamic scholar. He was the author and compiler of Taqweem-e-Tarikhi, the historical Islamic Calendrical Book, giving a comparative study of Hijra and Gregorian calendars for the period spanning 1,500 years; published by the Islamic Research Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Awards and recognition
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award by the President of Pakistan
- Pride of Performance Award in 1993 by the President of Pakistan
- 'Millennium Award of Lifetime Achievement' by the All Pakistan Newspapers Society in 2004
- 'Akhbar Dost Award' in 2004 by the All Pakistan Newspapers Society
S. H. Hashmi had led numerous advertising delegations to foreign countries, including delegations to the 'IAA World Advertising Congress' and the 'Asian Advertising Congress'. He had also chaired the Pakistan Advertising Association.
Death and survivors
Hashmi died at the age of 71 in Karachi after a prolonged illness which was repeatedly complicated with bouts of pneumonia and other complicating factors. He left behind his wife who later also passed away on 24 October 2014, two sons, Masood Hashmi and Mahmood Hashmi, and three daughters.
- https://www.dawn.com/news/184149/sh-hashmi-passes-away, Profile and obituary of S. H. Hashmi on Dawn newspaper, Published 21 March 2006, Retrieved 7 March 2017
- https://www.dawn.com/news/377098, 'APNS award recipients', Dawn newspaper, Published 15 December 2004, Retrieved 7 March 2017
- https://tribune.com.pk/story/780303/final-abode-apns-condoles-loss-of-sh-hashmis-wife/, 'Final abode: APNS condoles loss of S. H. Hashmi's wife', The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 25 October 2014, Retrieved 7 March 2017
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