Raja Changez Sultan
A poet and a painter of international repute, Raja Changez Sultan is a native of Shakarparian, Islamabad. He received his early education from Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Pakistan. Thereafter he studied at the Royal Shrewsbury School in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and proceeded on to the United States. He holds an honorary Doctorate in the Arts conferred on him by Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. USA. for his lifelong contribution to writing and painting. Besides that, he also holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MSc in Journalism, both from Columbia University, NY, USA.
He won the Henry Taylor Gold Medal while at the Journalism School and was one of 4 student poets selected from the State of Connecticut to give a series of poetry reading at various colleges and universities across the State. After a brief stint with the United Nations in Switzerland, he went on to work for the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation before ending up as the Director General of The Pakistan National Council of the Arts.
He has travelled extensively in the United States, Europe, Far East and Pakistan. As a painter he has well over 55 solo exhibitions of his work in Pakistan, Europe, India and in the Middle East.