THE CALLIGRAPHER ABDUL BAQI HADAD OF IRAN – FATHER-IN-LAW OF USTAD AHMAD MIMAR LAHORI.
It is said of Abdullah urf Abdul Baqi Hadad (at times called Muhammed Baqi) that he had
“in recent times he had borne off the polo ball of precedence”,
among the writers of Naskh and
“had made Naskh the bride of calligraphy by embellishing and adorning it in a new manner”.
He came from Iran, had lot of students here and then went back to Iran. A famous student is Muhammed Arif who is called Yaqut Raqam a title given to Abdul Baqi Hadad by Emperor Shah Jahan. Honoured in same way by Emperor Aurangzeb. Another very important student is Nur ullah Ahmad, who in a copy of Dalail ul Khairat calls himself as Nabeera (grandson) of Hazrat Abdul Baqi. Interesting! More later.