Nayyar Ali Dada in Kuch Yaadain Kuch Baatain – Daily Notable
By Our Cultural Correspondent, Samreen Bukhari
Alhamra brings another interesting episode of its monthly literary and cultural session “Kuch Yaadain Kuch Batain” online through ZOOM. In this episode, LAC introduced its audience with a person for whom it would not be unfair to say that there will not be a single big city in Pakistan where there is no great one building designed by him.
The work of this person is his identity. So in the second online episode of the program, the world-renowned and greatest architect Nayyar Ali Dada was the guest speaker.
Nayyar Ali Dada’s prolific and creative career spanning more than five decades, no doubt about it that Dada knows how to do poetry with the bricks and how to paint an expression into a built form as he is a true identity of Pakistan.
He was enrolled in National College of in the ’60s when NCA was a hub of progressive and creative ideas under the direction of the great artist and Prof and principle Shakir Ali.
During the session, Nayyar Ali Dada shared his golden memories, experiences and observations with the audience. Sumera Khalil moderated the program.
In the first question, Ali Dada was asked he built Banks, Parks and other big buildings, which of these buildings did you enjoy the most? In response, he said that the most fun came during the construction of Shakir Ali Museum because I was working for my teacher the way he teaches work is very interesting.
He further said that he enjoyed a lot during Shakir Ali’s and the experiments he did there later became a trend.
Dada said that, while constructing any building, he keeps in mind its history and culture, which makes them unique in their field. Regarding the Lahore Arts Council’s structure, Dada said that Alhamra is a place Art and culture grow and designed that building was a great challenge.
Answering a question, he said that he was extremely happy to receive the Aga Khan Award. Dada stated that it’s a success of a building when it reveals its past and continuing with the present. The quality of a successful building is to adapt to its climate. And the Lahore Arts Council has that quality.
Refreshing his fond memories of the early days of Alhamra. He said that people of all arts used to gather here. And talk to each other, which would have been extremely fruitful. He recalls a memory and said that when he built the Alhamra building. The great Intezar Hussain said that did poetry with his Art.
Chairperson Board of Governors Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi. While quoting world-renowned architect Nayyar Ali Dada said that his services are unparalleled. He is proud and identity of our country. Dada has designed many magnificent buildings that have won many international awards from around the world.
The program was broadcast live on the Social Media Pages of Alhamra Arts Council. Which was watched and liked by a large number of viewers.