Jimmy Engineer – Preaching Peace Through Paintings

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Jimmy Engineer, who has done more than 3,000 paintings and won numerous national and international awards, is also a peace activist. At the peak of the India-Pakistan tensions two years ago, he walked from the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, to the Indian border with flags of the two rival nations embossed on his shirt, urging people to shun violence during this 200-mile long march. In the Subcontinent, the 50-year-old artist is better known for his paintings of the partition that divided British India in 1947 into the present states of India and Pakistan.