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Malala’s portrait unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London

The portrait has an inscribed poem in Pashto

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Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai’s portrait has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London painted by Shirin Neshat. The portrait has an inscribed poem in Pashto ‘To the Malala of the Maiwand on her rebirth’ by Rahmaat Shah Saail. The poem was written before Malala was attacked by Taliban.

The news was shared by Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai. He took to social media making the announcement.

In his tweet, Ziauddin Yousafzai wrote, “Portrait of @Malala by Shirin Nishat unveiled at @NPGLondon.The poem inscribed on the portrait is written by the great Pushto poet Rahmat Shah Sayel.We are grateful to the artist for creating this wonderful piece of art depicting strength, resilience & courage.”

Malala was shot in 2012, while sitting in her school bus in Swat Valley. Currently she is studying at Oxford University and is an advocate for girls’ education.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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