First verse of the Koran in 6,000 different styles

New Delhi, Apr 8 His inclination towards calligraphy was realised way back in school, when he frequently labelled the notebooks of his classmates with their names written in beautiful artistic forms.

However, for 60-year old Hashim Akhtar Naqvi, an architect by profession and calligrapher by interest, the inclination became a life-long devotion when he took upon the task of writing the first verse of the Holy Koran in as many stylised forms as possible. Read More

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2 thoughts on “First verse of the Koran in 6,000 different styles

  1. He has also developed a set of designs where the inscription assembles that of Indian languages like Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya and Bengali. Some of these designs are also in english and other imitate numeral. His feat is included under ‘Endeavour’ in the Limca Book of Records from 1991, 1992, 1993 and so on. Out of a total 113 Bismillah designs by the Dar-ul-Quran publishers, Bombay used 52 Bismillah……. designs for their ‘Al Quran’ (Waraqi)

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