It is said that drawing skill is as essential for an artist as the knowledge of alphabets is to a writer. Sadequain skillfully sketched pen and ink portraits starting at age 14 or earlier and regularly drew portraits of people on the trains when he traveled in early 1950s between Karachi and interior parts of the Sindh province, street corners, his close friends, and most of his household members. In a world where artists gain credibility by doing portraits of those who can afford to pay handsomely, Sadequain’s pure passion was to employ his skills to service those who could not afford it.

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