Professor Bashir Ahmad was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1954. He obtained the National Diploma of Arts in 1974 from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He received Specialization in Miniature Painting with Moghul Court Painters descendent Sheikh Shuja Ullah and from Patiala Gharana's Haji Sharif. He also undertook formal training for the restoration of traditional Moghul Persian, Ivory, contemporary miniature paintings including the medium of oil and water color, from Sheikh Shuja Ullah for nine years in the late 1970s. He qualifed his Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, in Painting, Print- making & Sculpture in 1985. This was later followed by a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Punjab University in 2002. Presently Professor Bashir Ahmed is conducting regular courses in Traditional Painting at the Trust in Lahore Pakistan . He has exhibited extensively in-country and abroad and is recognized world wide for his exceptional command over traditional techniques of miniature painting. In 1983 he constituted the Bachelor's Degree Program for Miniature Painting at the National College of Arts, Lahore, by creating the first ever curriculum in the world which, to date, continues to produce numerous successful artists Professor Bashir Ahmad has served as Principal and Head of the Fine Arts Department at the National College of Arts, Lahore. Presently he is conducting regular courses in Traditional Painting at the Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani Trust, Lahore, Pakistan.