Imran Mir, an eminent artist and a leading figure of the advertising industry, died in Karachi yesterday, after a prolonged illness. He was 64.
He leaves behind his wife and two sons.
He was laid to rest in the Defence Phase I graveyard.
Imran Mir was born in Karachi in 1950. He graduated from the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts in 1971 and obtained his master’s degree in communication design from Ontario College of Art, Toronto, in 1976.
He was one of the founding members of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
Artist Noorjehan Bilgrami said: “Imran Mir was a close friend of mine. We had studied together. His contribution to advertising and art was invaluable. He was a great human being, very giving, loved by everybody who came in contact with him.”
Referring to his death, she said: “It’s a huge loss. He went too early. There are few people like him in his field.”