Verena Jaekel

Bashir Ahmed Maan CBE (centre) with his Family, Glasgow, 19 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series

About this artwork

This striking photograph of one of the elder statesmen of the Glasgow Pakistani community was taken on Father’s Day. It shows Bashir Maan surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who travelled from across the United Kingdom to be with him for this portrait. The first ever Muslim councillor in the UK, Maan worked his way up from travelling salesman to managing director of a chain of grocery stores. Arriving in Scotland in 1953, he has accepted numerous civic appointments including being selected as the first ethnic minority Justice of the Peace in Scotland. In 1992 he published ‘The New Scots: The Story of Asians in Scotland’.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Bashir Ahmed Maan CBE (centre) with his Family, Glasgow, 19 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
  • date created:
    2011
  • materials:
    digital C-type print
  • measurements:
    110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009
  • accession number:
    PGP 779.5
  • gallery:
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Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel