Saeed Akhter, Born 1938, is without a doubt a living legend of Pakistan.

He graduated from NCA and started teaching there, his first major commission work was the painting Pf Quaid –e- Azam in 1970, which hangs in State Bank of Pakistan head office in Islamabad.

He is the recipient of the Presidential Pride of Performance Award (1993) and has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan in 2011, which is the third highest honor and a civilian award of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan .

Besides the above he has been the recipient of countless awards and honors throughout his life as an acknowledgment of his exceptional work or art and his contribution to the society and art community as a trainer, guide, teacher and mentor.