Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Beautiful Drawings and Paintings of Eqbal Mehdi
As time went by, it became visibly apparent to the young artist that art was his vocation in life, a domain where he could find peace and solace. Eqbal chose to move to Karachi Pakistan. While staying with his uncle, he traveled to Iran and met a gentleman lala rasheed, who on meeting Eqbal, right away saw his talent and took him in and became his patron for the next two years. During this period, the artist recalls, he may have stepped out barely four or five times since he was totally consumed by his work, which he executed with a favour and zeal never experienced by him before.
Iqbal Mehdi died in Rawalpindi on May 19, 2008 after suffering from heart and liver diseases. Mehdi left behind a wife, a daughter and a son, Farhan.