Renowned Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh passed away on Thursday in London. He was 80. He was in critical condition from past few days.

Naqsh, who had been settled in London for the last 10 years, was admitted to St Mary's Hospital on May 7, where doctors did not appear optimistic about his chances of recovery.

His death was confirmed by Shahneela Ahmed, director of public relations and communications of the Jamil Naqsh Museum. “It is with a heavy heart that family of Jamil Naqsh has to announce the demise of this esteemed artist from the world. There has never been an artist more connected to his roots of culture. Every piece of his art was a story within itself. We request for your prayers for his soul," read a statement.

Known as one of the greatest artists of his generating Naqsh was known for his calligraphy, pigeons and figurative paintings.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019