Zahoor Ul Akhlaq

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Full NameZahoor ul Akhlaq
BirthdateFebruary 4, 1941
Place of BirthDelhi, India
Date of DeathJanuary 18, 1999
Education– 1958–62: National Diploma in Fine Art; National College of Arts – Lahore, Pakistan – 1966–67: Postgraduate studies at Hornsey College of Art, London – 1968–69: Postgraduate studies at Royal College of Arts, London – 1987–89: Postdoctoral studies as a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Art, Yale University, United States.
Family– Eldest in a family of 11 children – Married Sheherezade Alam in 1971 – Had two daughters: Jahanara (1974–1999) and Nurjahan (born 1979)
OccupationPioneering artist, teacher at the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan
Known ForHis approach to painting, sculpture, design, and architecture
DeathZahoor ul Akhlaq and his elder daughter, Jahanara, were shot dead in their Lahore home on January 18, 1999, by a visiting acquaintance, Shahzad Butt, a roti merchant of the city. The motive behind the killing remains unknown.
InfluenceInfluenced by Pakistani painter Shakir Ali and heavily encouraged in his art studies by him
Marital StatusMarried Sheherezade Alam in 1971

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