Hashim Akhtar Naqvi is an Indian calligrapher.
- Birth: 13th Feb. 1948, Lucknow, India
- Education: B.A., Lucknow University
- Diploma in Arch. Astt.,
Interest in Calligraphy:Hashim Akhtar Naqvi inspired by the Calligraphy of his father Late Hasan Akhtar, who died when Hashim was barely two years old. He copied his father's designs and later he made his own of the names 'Panj-tans' and 'Imams'in adolescent age during his school days. Hashim took up Calligraphic Designs of the holy phrase of "Bismillah" at the behest of Janab Maulana Kalbe Abid, Mujtahid. Initially he represented 789 designs in 1989 which increased 6000 designs in 1991.
Record:His feat his included under 'Endeavour' in the Limca Book of Records from 1991, 1992, 1993 and so on.
Awards:First prize for the "Innovative Calligraphy" at All India competition of calligraphy organized by Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages, Srinagar in 1989.
Tauheed-ul- Muslimeen Trust awarded certificate of merit 1991-1992.
Out of a total 113 Bismillah...designs the Dar-ul-Ouran publishers, Mumbai used 52 Bismillah...designs for their 'Al Quran' (Waraqi).
- Lucknow Doordarshan 1990 and 1991,
- Srinagar (Good Morning Today) 1990,
- A face in the crowd- 1992
- Lucknow- 1986,1987,1989,2004
- New Delhi- 1990, 2008
- Mumbai- 1991
- Allahbad- 1992