Lahore (Web Desk): The 49th death anniversary of the world-renowned painter Abdul Rahman Chughtai is being observed today.
Abdul Rahman Chughtai is known for his unique and distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal Art, Miniature Painting, and Islamic Art Traditions. He is also called 'Musawwir-e-Mashriq'.
Chughtai not only designed one of the first four postage stamps of Pakistan, but also designed the monograms of Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television, which are still living monuments of his art.
Abdul Rahman Chughtai was also a good fiction writer. Two collections of his fictions 'Lagaan' and 'Kajal' have been published.
He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award in 1960, and the Pride of Performance Award in 1958 by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his meritorious work.
He was also given the title of Khan Bahadur by the British Empire in India in 1934.
Abdur Rahman Chughtai died on this day in 1975 in Lahore.