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Video: “The Servant of Pakistan: Jimmy Engineer” Honours “apro” Jimmy Fali Engineer
As a tribute on the 143rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s National Poet Allama Iqbal, Asmaa Zia has made the above video, and writes that “I am honoured to make documentaries on the different aspects of the life and work of the legend Jimmy Engineer (Jimmy Fali), so that the world may know his dynamic personality.”
In the forward of ‘Javed Namah’, Dr Hamid Yazdani, translator of Farsi Iqbaliyaat, documents that Allama Iqbal had a desire to have his greatest Farsi ‘Masnavi Javed Namah’ brought to canvas by some artist.
The daunting task of painting exceptionally vivid and picturesque narrative was assigned to Jimmy, known for his paintings of landscapes of Pakistan and exquisite Pakistani architecture.
“The mural Javed Namah is based on the spiritual philosophy of Iqbal and it was his great desire that some artist would do this poetry artistic justice. I don’t know how far I have succeeded but I eventually completed it in the year 1982,” says Jimmy with his usual humility.
Above video on Jimmy’s work has been created by Asmaa Zia and, produced by Cocoon Art and Entertainment. It can be seen at: