About Saeed Ahmad Bodla

Saeed Ahmad Bodla

Saeed Ahmad Bodla


A renowned Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as an artistic calligrapher. He is considered to be the one of the few finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced. He was born on 5th January 1944 to a Punjab based Agriculturist, Mian Ghulam Ahmad Bodla. He took his early education from his native town Arifwala and subsequently completed his secondary education from Govt College Sahiwal. He from his early age got himself indulged in several artistic activities. When he claimed his father to go to art school after completing his secondary education, his father said, “you will be doing things which are prohibited in Islam after completing your art studies”. He promised his father that he will dedicate his art skills to calligraphy, which he has fully proved over the years.


He studied Fine Arts Graphic Designing from the Fine Arts Department Punjab University which now is known as the College of Art and Design University of the Punjab Lahore. He had the privilege of enhancing his fine arts knowledge under the able guidance of Mrs. Anna Molika Ahmad (Head of fine arts department PU). Moreover, he acquired the calligraphic & art exercises from internationally recognized and regarded professors such as Prof. Ahmad Hussain Sohail-e-Raqam, Prof. Zulqarnain Haider (Pride of Performance), Prof. Syed Hassan Shahnawaz Zaidi (Pride of Performance), Prof. Dr. Aijaz Anwar (Pride of Performance), Haji Muhammad Sharif (Pride of Performance) and Prof. Sohail Wali.


He has been working on Islamic Calligraphy for quite a long time, even before commencement of his professional fine arts education. Being a qualified artistic calligrapher, he has the honor of creating / painting several “Quranic Verses”, “Quranic Prays”, “Asma-ul-Hasna” and “Names of Prophet SAW” using more than 63 Oriental Scripts and at least in 22 various fine art medias. Moreover, he has illustrated a few poets such as Syed Waris Shah. His calligraphic artwork has been displayed in several collective / solo exhibitions across the country. Moreover, numerous educational institutes have acknowledged his work by assembling his art galleries.