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Poets of Sindh

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Poets of Sindh Sindh /sɪnd/ (Sindhi: سنڌ ; Urdu: سندھ) Poetry of Sindh has its own significance and importance from its beginning. Here are famous poets of Sindh.

  • Adal Soomro (born Abdul Karim Soomro, 15 August 1955) is a Sindhi language poet and retired academician. He was Director Shaikh Ayaz Chair at Shah Abdul Latif University in Khairpur, Pakistan.[1]
  • Allah Baksh Sarshar Uqaili (born 21 January 1907) was a Sufi poet from the Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan.
  • Anwar Pirzada, (Sindhi: انور پيرزادو), was a researcher, anthropologist and expert on Sindhi history, language and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's poetry.[2]
  • Qadir Bux Bedil (Sindhi: فقير قادر بخش بيدل) (1873–1815) better known by his nom de plume Bedil (one bereft of heart) was a Sufi poet and scholar of great stature.
  • Darya Khan Rind (Sindhi: دريا خان رند, born in Shahpur Chakar), was a Sindhi poet from Shahpur Chakar, Pakistan. He was also the leader of his tribe the Rind, who live in villages near Shahpur Chakar.
  • Elsa Kazi (1884–1967), commonly known as "Mother Elsa", particularly in the Sindh province of Pakistan was a German writer of one-act plays, short stories, novels and history, and a poet.
  • Ghulam Ali Allana was a friend and biographer of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. He was an English-language Pakistani poet and also a Councillor and friend to Fatima Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister.
  • Imdad Hussaini (Sindhi: ﺍﻣﺪﺍﺩ ﺣﺴﻴﻨﻲ, Urdu: ﺍﻣﺪﺍﺩ ﺣﺴﻴﻨﻰ) (born March 10, 1940) is a Sindhi poet and writer of Pakistan.[3][4][2]
  • Muhammad Mohsin Bekas (1859–1882) was a Sindhi poet, famous under his nom-de-plume Bekas.
  • Pir Sadardin was a fourteenth-century Ismaili Da'i and is regarded as the founder of the Khoja Ismaili sect, also called Satpanth.
  • Sofi Rohal Faqir(1734–1804) (Sindhi: صوفي روحل فقير )
  • Sachal Sarmast(1739–1827) (Sindhi: سچلُ سرمستُ, Urdu: سچل سرمست) was a Sufi poet from Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Sami (1743-1850) was a Sindhi language poet who merged the Vedic wisdom in his Sindhi Shlokas in Beit form.
  • Sawan Fakir(died 1918) was a classical Sindhi poet who used to recite poetry of a typical Sindhi form- "Bait". His "baits" were of great length.
  • Shah Abdul Karim Bulri(1536–1623) (Sindhi: شاه عبدالڪريم بلڙي ) was a famous Sufi poet of the Sindhi language from Sindh, Pakistan. Shah Abdul Karim Bulri was the great-grandfather of the famous poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
  • Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai(also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah) (18 November 1689 – 1 January 1752) (Sindhi: شاه عبداللطيف ڀٽائي, Urdu: شاہ عبداللطیف بھٹائی) was a noted Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet.
  • Shah Inayat Rizvi(Sindhi: شاه عنایت اللہ ) (c. 1613 – c. 1701), Shah Inayat or Inayat, was a 17th-century Sindhi Sufi Poet from Nasarpur, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Shah Inayatullah (Sindhi: شاه عنایت اللہ ) (c. 1655 – 1718), popularly known as Sufi Shah Inayat Shaheed, Shah Shaheed, sometimes referred as the First Social Reformer of Sindh was a 17th-century Revolutionary from Jhok, Sindh

Prof.Muhammad Hassan Mohsin Channa (sindhi poet, writer) (1939-2005). He presented most of his work in various educational conventions.

  • Shaikh Ayaz (Urdu: شیخ ایاز) born Mubarak Ali Shaikh (Urdu: مبارک علی شیخ March 1923 – 28 December 1997) was one of the prominent Sindhi, Urdu Scholar and poets of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular.
  • Sikandar Khan Khoso(1912–1975) was a poet, politician, and well-known landowner from the Jacobabad District in Sindh, Pakistan. He was the youngest son of Mir Bahadur Khan Khoso.
  • Syed Ahmed Bukhari (Sindhi: استاد بخاري) was born on 16 January 1930 [5] in village Ghulam Chandio district Dadu Sindh
  • Tajal Bewas (original name Taj Mohammed Samoo) (Sindhi: تاجل بيوس) was born on 22 September 1938 in Village Dargah Pir Hayat Shah, Taluka Sobho Dero, Khairpur, Sindh., Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talib -ul- Mola (Sindhi مخدوم محمد زمان طالب المولا ) famous under his nom-de-plume Talib -ul- Mola was a renowned scholar and poet of his time. He was the 17th Sajjadah Nasheen of Ghous-ul-Haq Makhdoom Sarwar Nooh Shrine best known "Sarwari Jammat" in Hala.[6] He was born on October 4, 1919 in New Hala. He is also the father of Makhdoom Muhammad Amin Fahim.

See also[edit]

  • List of Sindhi-language poets


  1. "An evening with Adal Soomro held". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Daily Times". Daily Times.
  3. "Pakistan Pictorial". Pakistan Publications. 1 November 1999 – via Google Books.
  4. https://www.webcitation.org/60CHkThab?url=http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C04%5C20%5Cstory_20-4-2007_pg12_11
  5. Times, The Sindh (17 January 2016). "Sindhi Adabi Sangat celebrates 86th birth anniversary of Ustad Bukhari - The Sindh Times".
  6. Newspaper, From the (14 January 2011). "Icons of Sindhi literature".

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