TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CHUGHTAI SHOW IN ALHAMRA 1968-1969
THE LEVEL OF INTEREST SHOWN BY PEOPLE WAS TREMENDOUS IN THOSE TIMES
On 26th January, 1969, the Pakistan Times Lahore reported the end of Chughtai Show at Alhamra and concluded that ten thousand people saw the show. For a paintings exhibition in Pakistan, this was a tremendous figure. President Ayub Khan had inaugurated the show on 30th December, 1968, and it was reported nationally as well as internationally. It took Chughtai 30 years to produce the book on a promise made to Dr Allama Iqbal himself on his dying bed.
The book AMAL E CHUGHTAI created national history and is the greatest Art book produced in Pakistan to this date. Highly valuable it is the pride of any lover of Art to obtain and keep a record of the Ideology of Pakistan. More later.