Malala’s Portrait Being Displayed At London’s National Portrait Gallery

Malala's Portrait Being Displayed At London's National Portrait Gallery

Pakistan’s second Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai tweeted on Monday to reveal that a portrait of Malala has been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Ziauddin shared that the portrait of Malala by artist Shirin Nishat. It also has a poem inscribed on it which is written by Pakhtun poet Rahmat Shah Sayel.

“Portrait of Malala by Shirin Nishat unveiled at NPG London. The poem inscribed on the portrait is written by the great Pushto poet Rahmat Shah Sayel,” wrote Ziauddin.

“We are grateful to the artist for creating this wonderful piece of art depicting strength, resilience and courage,” he added.

Ziauddin later shared the translation of the inscribed poem as well.

Malala has been getting worldwide recognition for her philanthropist contributions. Previously, another one of Malala’s sketch was unveiled in India for her contribution to girls’ education. The 21-year-old is currently studying at Oxford University. She was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 while sitting in her school bus in Swat Valley and ever since she has been living abroad.

She became the youngest Nobel Laureate for winning Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She is the second person from Pakistan to receive this honor after Dr. Abdus Salam, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979.