A sculptor, poet and instrument player, Imran Hunzai lived a rich childhood, learning crafts, playing musical instruments and helping his parents in farming and taking care of domestic livestock.
Born in Hunza to a family of artisans, shepherds and farmers, he was inspired by his grandfather Doulat Shah, who was a self-taught architect and artisan, popular for his skills to design and construct ethnic houses for the local community.
“He was widely respected; there was a barter system and the village folks would reward his services by giving him sheep, bulls and wheat. He loved working for his people regardless of what he was paid in return,” Imran vividly recalls.
“I was inclined to image-making from tender age and my parents would encourage my portrait sketches; it pushed me to move on with my passion to draw.
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