NOT WELL KNOWN THE FACT THAT MANY FOLLOWED CHUGHTAI ART;
THE YOUNG MUHAMMED IBRAHEEM FROM BANARAS WITH GHALIB.
As the fame of M.A. Rahman Chughtai spread over the region, there were people who followed his art in style as well as making. There is a long list of them, and hardly people know about same. Often you hear ignorant say that he left no pupils, but actually he did. He even tried to teach students his style and technique, but the list is numerous and we will catch it from time to time. Many will be surprised to know how many followed his art and were enamoured by his style.
We will try not to list only names but find examples of their art. But it is difficult as they expired long ago and difficult to search out specimens of their work. Here is one example in our archives. Muhammed Ibraheem from Banaras and we think these images were sent to him around 1960. Chughtai Sahib must have responded to him in letter and spirit, for he never discouraged people and he had a big heart for all artists and their art doings. But he used to ask them to start from basics and not all understood the basics of Chughtai. Sketch eyes, lips, even simple objects. Some seniors used to get infuriated by this response, but Chughtai Sahib knew well what were his intentions. The students could not understand. Anyway enjoy one follower of Chughtai Sahib. Wonder if he is still alive and working! Maybe even now in Pakistan. He follows detailed lines but loses in expression. Many works owe direct inspiration from Chughtai Art.
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No doubt Chughtai sb is an icon of Pakistani art
Pakistan has lost a lot of things in hands of nincompoop leaders, and the legacy of art and culture is one of them. Most of these leaders were not from civilized families but poverty stricken and to overcome that they erased the concept of good and evil. A local expression calls them “mori de tatti”, or Shit of the gutter. Few good families left are finding it difficult to survive.
Nagi Sahib working in Packages used to follow Chughtai art but he never succeeded.
Home economics had lot of students and teachers followed Chughtai art.