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Hamd Allah Al Amasi

Birth:1436

Death:1520

An Ottoman calligrapher. Hamd Allah adapted six scripts, cannonised by Yaqut al Mustasimi and refined the 'Dewani' script used for documents in Ottoman chancelleries. Sultan Bayzid II the ruler valued his works so highly that he held the inkpot as Hamd Allah wrote.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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