Abdul Majid H. Dareshani
He was born 1880. He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1896, as a Sir Alimurad Scholar.He did B. A in 1900. Dakshina Fellow 1901. He did M. A. (Lit.) 1901. He served in Revenue Department. After two years he was appointed Principal Mohabit Madresah, Junnagadh.He serves as a Assistant Teacher Shikarpur High School in 1903. He remained teacher, Training College for Men, Hyderabad in 1903, Professor of Persian, D. J. Sind College, 1906. He resigned in 1907 owing to illness. Edited ‘Al- Haque’ 1910-12. He was appointed Private Secretary to Vazir, Khairpur State in 1910.He also served as Treasury officer in 1912 and Principal, High School Khairpur State in 1915.He wrote books also.(Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
Bar-at-Law was educated first at the Sindh Madressah-tul-Islam. Later he left the Madressah and passed his matriculation from Shikarpur. He then joined the Dayaram Jethmal Sind College but gave it up shortly thereafter and studied law. He passed his pleader's examination in 1904 and joined the late Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgri at Hyderabad. In 1909 he left for England and returned as a barrister-at-law in 1912. He then started his practice in Karachi. He continued practice in Karachi until April 1929 when he left for Kenya Colony in East Africa. He practised there (at first in Mombasa and then in Nairobi) up to 1936 when he returned to Karachi where he practised until his death on the 26th of February 1943. Among the more sensational cases he conducted were the famous Larkana Riot Cases in 1927. They occupied him for over six months. Yet another famous case was the Tikamdas murder case (1936-37) in Shikarpur in which the murder was the outcome of the burning of Quran leaves in the town.
Besides being a brilliant advocate he was an accomplished orator. He had not only an exquisite command over language, but also a mastery over languages, being more than familiar with many. A gifted conversationalist besides, he could raise his conversation to the heights of oratorical eloquence as easily as he could, when occasion called, infuse into his oratory the homeliness and persuasiveness of a conversation. This perhaps was the chief cause of his great popularity and secret of the rapidity with which he made friends of all, however high or low, who came in the slightest contact with him.
Education was, with him, more than a hobby. He took the greatest interest in the Sindh Madressah-tul-Islam. From the day he became a student there until his very death he remained connected with that ancient institution (as student, old boy and member of Board) with the few breaks necessitated by his two voyages abroad. Perhaps it is in the hearts of those who were students of the Madressah (luring his periods as Member of the Board that he will be most remembered. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Achalsing. M. Advani:
Passed Matriculation in 1894 and joined D.J.Sindh College as a student of 1st Year Engineering Class in 1894-1895. Subsequently took to the legal profession, and was one of the best-known Criminal lawyers of his time.
Adamali Y. Alavi:
He was an eminent sports-man of his times. By profession he was a partner in the famous firm of Yousafali Alibhoy Karimjee & Co. He was educated in Sindh Madressah-Tul-Islam. He was the Secretary, Muslim Gymkhana, President, Karachi Bohra Gymkhana and the Sindh Muslim representative on the Sindh Cricket
Association Committee of Management. President Young Cricketers Association. He was the Vice-President, Sindh Hockey Association and Ex- President, Young Muslim Sports Association. He was a founder member of the Cricket Club of India, Limited. He was a member of Sindh Madressah Board and the Hon. Treasurer and Justice of Peace.
Aftab G. Kazi:
After matriculating from N. J. High School standing first among the Sindh Candidates obtaining distinctions in Mathematics and Science, he joined the D. J. Sind College. In his Inter Science examination he stood first among the candidates of Bombay University getting a Scholarship and a prize. He secured a brilliant first class in his B.Sc. He got his i.c.s., in January 1943 and was selected for his i.c.s., job. He was the second Muslim from Sindh who passed his I.C.S examination first being the late Mr. Ali Ahamed Hassanally who passed in 1896.
Ahmed Sultan Khoso :
Son of Raheem Bakhsh Khoso, born on 1st January 1964 in Larkana. He is B.Sc, M.A(Political Science),L.L.B. He a poet and his book on poetry “SARCHAO” was published in 2012 . Top of Form
Born on 4th July, 1874 at Surat. Arrived in India in 1902. He was appointed Public Prosecutor and Government Pleader in Sindh in 1906, became Officiating Additional Judicial Commissioner of Sindh in 1920 and later became AJc. (Source:‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
Akhji Ratansingh Sodho:
He was a Land Lord and Zamindar and Political Jagirdar and a member of District Local Board, Tharparkar, Chairman Sanitary Committee, Chhachro. President Chachro Sodha Rajput Panchayat. He was the President of Aman Sabha that was formed by Sindhi Upper class in various cities on the instructions of the British Government of Sindh. He was a member of Sindh Legislative Assembly and Justice of Peace
Allando Shah K.B:
He was a member of Central Legislative Assembly of India and was a Special Honorary Magistrate for a number of years. He was a leading Land Lord and Zamindar of Nawabshah District and was a very influential Syed of Sindh. He would fight to the finish for Muslim rights. He was known for his charity and good work that he did for his community
Allahbux K. Gabole, K.B:
He was the Chief Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of Sindh. He was the President of Karachi District Local Board and a member of Sind Madresah Board besides, Haj Port Committee. He was the Hon. Secretary of Civil Hospital and Nursing Association of Karachi.
He was a Municipal Corporator of Karachi Municipal Corporation and had been its Deputy Mayor and had acted as the Mayor too
Son ofMuhammad Umar, born in Shikarpur in 1900.Due to death of his father left Hopeful Accademy,Shikarpur after doing Matric.His father was Govt.Contractor and he also opted for that profession.In 1923 he was elected as a member of the Jacobabad Municipality and later on member of the District Local BoardSukker.In 1926 by defeating K.B.Jan Muhammad Pathan of Sultankot he became member of the Mombai Council.He was elected President of the District LocalBoard Sukkur in 1928.He remained the member of the Mombai Legislative Council till 1936 and in the same year joined Sindh United Party formed by Sir Bhutto and he was returned to the Sindh Legislative Assembly in election.He was elected Leader of the opposition. The following year the first Ghulam Hussain Ministry was defeated he formed Government with the help of the CongressParty.His Ministry continued to function for the next year,but was defeated onthe Agricultural Bill.Thereupon Muslim League was formed under Mir bundeh alithat continued for about 8 months,during which time Moulana Abdul Kalam Azadvisited Sindh to attempt to form an All-Parties Government so as to curblawlessness in Sindh.Under the Azad Pact,Allah Bux joined the Mir Ministry asFinance Minister.From 1941,when Ministry fell,he again joined a spell of poweras Premier.In 1942 on the call of the Congress he renounced his titles of O.B.Eand Khan Bhadur with the result he was dismissed and this act of dismissal wasraised in the House of Commons on October 15,1942.He was given tough time as the Premier by the Muslim League on the issue of the Masjid Manzilgah.He was assassinated on14.05.1943.
She was born on 29th August 1930 in Balochistan. She earned name and fame as poetess and fiction writer. ‘Istri Darshan’ is her one of books.
Ardeshir H. Mama, K.B:
He was a very popular figure of Sindh. People earn money to store it, hut Khan Bahadur Mama earned money to use it for the good of the Public. He was a great Philanthropist and had given large sums in charity chief among which are, Rs. 300,000/-to the Mania Parsi Girls' High School, Rs. 100,000/- towards Sundry charities, Rs. 75,000/-Mama Home for Poor Parsi families, Rs. 25,000/- Mama Hall in Fire Temple at Sadar, RS. 25,000 Fire Temple at Sukkur, Rs. 20,000/- for Parsi Hall at Mahableshwar, Rs. 16,000/-for Mama Bath Mangho pir, Rs. 15,000/- for Y. W. C. A. Building, Rs. 100,000'- to Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi. There is not an institution in Karachi where the helping hand of Khan Bahadur Mama had not reached, be it a Civil Hospital, Dutferin Hospital or any laudable cause. Klian Bahadur was not only a gentleman known for his charity, but a personality famous for his fine record of service rendered to the institutions where he had been the President, Chairman and a member. As a Special Honorary Magistrate for Sadar over 17 years Khan Bahadur did Justice to his Job. He was a member of Karachi Municipality for more than 21 years and had the honour of being the Mayor of Karachi and the First Citizen of our (pit. As a Municipal Corporator, he worked as the Chairman of School Board, Stores Committee, Garden Committee, Road Committee, many more Committees of the Karachi Municipal Corporation. Khan Bahadur was elected as one of the 12 leaders of Sind of the Daily Gazette Contest. Khan Bahadur worked as President, Karachi Parsi Institute, President, the Mama Parsi Girls School, Vice-President, Bai Virbaiji Soparivalla Parsi Boys' High School, Chairman, Parsi Co-operative Housing Society, Chairman, Young Men's Zoroastrian Association, Chairman, District Local Board, Honorary Treasurer, the Sindh Flood Relief Fund, Honorary Treasurer, Harchandrai Memorial Fund, Honorary Treasurer Silver Jubilee Fund, Honorary Treasurer, the Prince of Wales Welcome Fund.
Atmasing Achalsing Advani:
He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1922, also graduated from the University of London. He was Professor of English at the D. G. Sind National College Hyderabad and the Hindu College, Delhi.He also remaind in the Radio and Broadcasting department. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Azim Khan Durrani:
Son of Inayatullah Khan, born on 1st April 1882 at Hala. Joined Government service in 1900 , remained Deputy Registrar, Co-operative Societies for years and title of ‘Khan Bahadur’.
A.G. Abrahams Miller:
He had a fine record to his credit of the Examinations that he has passed to qualify himself for Miller's post. He is a Medalist of London Techno-logical Examination Board and a Medalist of British and Irish Miller Association. He was the only Indian who was taken up by the Government of India from Indian Millers to advise them on Mill affairs under the Control of Government of India during last war. He was held in great respect by the Higher Authorities for his extra-ordinary knowledge of Engineering Work and the working of Mills.He was a Municipal Councillor of Karachi Municipality for a number of years, and was Honorary Magistrate of First Class for over to years. He worked as a Miller of the largest Mill running in India successfully for over 21 years.
Awatsing Mahtabsing Advani :
Passed Matriculation in 1889 and joined D.J.Sindh College College in 1890. Became a pleader and rose to be district Government pleader. Started a Home for the Tuberculosis patients, at Jherruck. He wrote books in Sindhi and English on the Sikh religion. The Government honoured him with the title of the Rao Sahib. (Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935).
He was born on 13 january 1958 at village Garhi Mori of Taluka and District Khairpur mirs.,His father Ghulam Abbas Soomro alis Khanjer Miyanvi was poet and student and active member of Baaz-e- Saleem founded by Saleem Garhvi. He is working as Human Rights Activist associated with Human Rights Commission of Pakistan since 1988, serving in Sindh University from 1985.did Ph.D in Media Studies. Has remained, Secretary General of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association,( FAPUASA). He is poet, short story writer and free lance journalist.
Bhabo Nath Banerji:
Born on 15th of August 1895 in Bengal. He was Ph.D and outstanding Research Scholar . In 1926 he was transferred from Simla to Karachi organize the first aviation meteorological centre in India. He remained Meteorologist –in charge Karachi Airport with administrative and technical charge of all meteorological observatories under the Government of India in Persia, Arabia, Mekran, Sindh and West Rajputana. He was author of ‘Meteorology of Persian Gulf & Mekran’, a valuable book for air and sea navigators . (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
Bhai Tikamdas Pritamdas:
From 1918 to 31st March 1943 he was the Managing Director of the Ganesh Khopra Mills of Karachi. With a capital of 20 thousands, when he took charge of the Company, he gave the Company when he retired a capital of 20 lakhs. Besides being a great businessman, he was a great social figure of Karachi. He was a member of Karachi Club. He was the President of Arva Samaj for five years. He was one of the Vice-Presidents of the Karachi S. P. C. A. He was a great believer in Hindu-Muslim Unity.He started his own business running in the name of his son Ghanshamdas Tikamdas Mehta doing Commission Agent and Karaina business near Khory Garden.
Bharvani Hiralal Srichand:
He was born on 17th April 1905 and was educated at the N. J. High School and D. J. Sindh College, Karachi. As a student he had a brilliant career and was the recipient of innumerable prizes and scholarships. He stood first class first in Sind in his B.A. Examination with English and Persian. He was appointed a full-fledged Professor of English in Sind National College, Hyderabad in 1925 before he was 21 years old, perhaps the youngest Professor in India. He proceeded to England in 1927, passed English Tripos (Honours) at Cambridge with French and Italian as his subsidiary languages in 1930. He was unanimously elected President of the Indian Majlis Cambridge. During the same year he was called to the Bar from the Honourable Society of Lincolns' Inn. He joined Harchandrai and Company as an advocate in January 1931. He rejoined Sindh National College as senior Professor of English and French on the day when the college was renamed after Diwan Dayaram Gidumal (June 1932). He had been the Principal of the college since December 1938. He was a writer of many learned articles and was a debater of rare power and charm and had improved the College in all directions. During his days the number of students having risen from under 300 to over 600 within four years.He was the President of Rotary Club, Hyderabad, and an old Member of Dialdas and Bhaibund Clubs besides the Karachi Club. He was a University Examiner upto B.A. and a Member of Bombay University Students Welfare Committee.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Bhojraj Motoomal Ajwani:
He did B.A.in 1920. Joined Non Cooperation Movement launched by Congress in 1931. Suffered incaceration in 1922 in the Notorious Visapur Jail and published account of Visapur Jail Horrors.He was a Municipal Councillor at Sukkur in 1928, Chairman Primary School Board 1929. He was an Advocate, owner and Editor of the Bharat" weekly.
Begum Sharfunnirsa Shahban:
Wife of Khan Bahadur Mian G. K. M. Shahban, M.L.A., (Central) was an outstanding social Muslim lady worker of Sindh.She was the first Muslim lady from Sindh to the Kaiser-i-Hind medal, to be appointed a Justice of peace a Member of the Civil Hospital and Nursing Association Committee, Karachi, a Lady visitor to the Karachi Prison, a Member of the Investigating Committee (Juvenile Prisoners) and an Honorary Magistrate since 1936. She was an elected member of Countess of Dufferin Fund. She was the first lady from Sindh to preside at the All Sind Women's Conference in 1929 and the only Sindhi lady who had the unique honour of presiding over the convocation of the Tibbia College, Delhi, 1938.She was Member of the Managing Committee, Muslim Ladies' Association, Member, Executive Committee of the Ladies' of the Empire Association and of the Muslim Girls' Academy, Karachi. She took keen interest in the Girls Guide Movement, and had done a lot to further the war activities in Sindh by her active co-operation
He was born on 19th April 1903 at Hyderabad and migrated to India after partion. In India he remained the President of ‘Akhal Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha’ and Chairman of the Sindhi Board of Studies of Bombay University. His work on Sindhi Hindu Saint Poet ‘Sami’ is an outstanding contribution to Sindhi literature.
Son of Chandiram,born in 1905.He was associated with Journaism.Joined “Hindu”as its editor in 1930 and later on founded and edited “Chowdas”Magazine from Karachi.He optted to participate in the freedom movement by virtue of his writings.He wrote on the life & achievements of Mahatma Gandhi(1935),Madan Mohan Malya(1936) & Nitaji(1942).This freedom fighter left Sindh in 1947,where he died on 15.04.1963.
Born on 28th May 1947 at Jacobabad. Studied in Filming at Xavier Institute of Communication, at Mumbai. She is President of ‘Mumbai Mahila Vibhag of Sindhi Council of India and General Secretary of Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Parchar Sabha. She has a prolific Television career, She has made more than 200 programmes telecast on channels like Doordarshn, Zee T. V., Star Plus, Sony T. V. Aastha Channels. She also has to her credit the making of first ever Sindhi Telefilm “ANAND KRIPLANI JO MURDER” based on Dr. Chandulal Jaisinghani’s well known novel “Bagu Barrister” that was telecast on Doordarshan, Sindhi TV series shown on Astha Satellite Channel from July 2002 “MASTHAN JA MELA” and “MITTI A JI MAHAK” are not only directed by her but also conceived by this lady of substance.
Bineeta Negpal was invited to Sindh (Pakisthan) by the organisers of SANT SATRAM DHAM (Sant kanwarram Sahib’s Guru). SANT SHIROMANI SADHRAM SAHIBJI.
Now Bineeta Nagpal has come up with a new image as a writer. She has written her brief autobiography in Sindhi language in which she has written why and how she selected the path to serve her Sindhi Community and Sindhiyat. Bineeta’s “MAANDI THIU NAA MAARUI” (do not ever lose heart) provides an empowering philosophy for life, a blend of wisdom, compassion and practicalexperience.
Brayne Albert Frederic Lucas:
Born in 1884. Entered Indian Civil Service in 1908. Remained on various posts in the Finance Department, Government of India. He was appointed as the chairman of ‘Sindh Committee’ in connection with the proposed Separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.
Bulchand Alumal Bhojwani
He did Matriculation in 1892 and after B.A. Joined the Revenue Department, retired as a Deputy Collector.He was a First Class (Honorary) Magistrate, Karachi, a landlord and a businessman. British Government honoured him with the title of Rao Bahadur.
Bulchand Dayaram Alimchandani
Rao Bhadur, He was son of Dayaram Jhetmal after whom the D.J.Sindh College of Karachi is named. He was one of the first batch of students in 18$6 -1887. B. A. One of the finest scholars He wrote articles of merit in Sindhi and English.He was a Principal of N. H. Academy Hyderabad, and President Hyderabad Municipality for a number of years. He was a Fellow of the University of Bombay. He was a members on the D.J.Sindh College Standing Committee for years, ( Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Bushby, Walter Edwin:
He was born on loth December 1889 and after being educated at Tonbridge School, Kent, and later being an Associate of the City & Guilds Institute, London, served as a pupil on the London & North Western Railway at Crewe. He was appointed to I. S. E. in October 1913 and was posted in Bombay Presidency. His first district was Lake Whiting District, near Poona, where he was Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bhatgar Dam later called Lloyd Dam. He later served in Irrigation, Sub-divisions in Nira L. B. Canal and on the Jamrao Canal, Sindh. He joined up as 2nd Lieutenant in the Second Sappers & Miners, Bangalore served in Baluchistan and the North West Frontier going later to Mesopotamia-1916-19.He returned from Military duty in December 1919 and was re-posted in the Public Works Department on the design of the Sukkur Barrage Project. He was Under Secretary, Public Works Department, Bombay, in 1923-24 and besides in Executive Charge of Nira R. B. Canal (new construction), Dharwar Irrigation Division, Nasik Irrigation.He was posted again to Sindh in November 1931 and held charge of Karachi Canals Division and later Irrigation, Development & Research Division.From 1937-42, he was Superintending Engineer, Eastern Sindh, Northern Sindh, Western Sindh and Southern Sindh Circles and also Special Road Engineer in Sindh.From the 1st April 1942, Bushby was the Chairman of the Port Trust. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi
Cabral, Bernard Frank:
He was born on 7th March 1885 at Chimbel. Arrived in Sindh in 1914 as Manager ‘Reuter’s Telegraph Agency’. Had written several books and plays in Concanim, and composed the music for his plays. Entered Karachi Municipal as its Member in 1924 and was re-elected for the second term also. Remained the Vice-President of the Goan Union, Karachi. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
Capt. Hoosainbhoy A. Bandukwalla:
He was the proprietor of the ancient and most reputed firm of Messrs. Abdoolally Moosabhoy & Sons, dealing in Arms & Ammunition, Soda Water requisites Chemical Drugs, Perfumes, started in 1872 by his late revered father. This notable firm has been appointed as the Sporting Ammunition Suppliers to H. E. The Viceroy & Governor-General of India by appointment, having a Branch in Lahore styled and named as Messrs. Buksh Elahie & Co.He was a member of the Karachi Municipal Corporation where he served the City for over 25 years continuously. He was an important member of the Karachi District Local Board and Vice-Chairman of Tatta (Sindh) Electric Supply Company Ltd. He was a non-official visitor of the Karachi District Prison and a member of the Sindh Madressah Board. He was a Trustee of the Faiz Hussaini Trust of Karachi and Iraq and a member of the Haji Port Committee. He was a leading Landlord and Zamindar of Karachi.
Capt. Hoosainbhoy was the first Sindhi who built the famous Steamer S. S. `Hyderi' along with late Seth Tayabali. He was an important Director of the Karachi Daily and Indus Printing Press Ltd. He was also a Director of Sindh National Bank Ltd., Karachi. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
Castellio, Joseph :
Born on 30th September 1891, at Goa and came to Karachi in December 1899. Educated at St. Patrick’s High School and D.J.Sindh College. Took the LL.B degree in 1924. He was elected Municipal Councillor in 1927 for the Christians and Jewish Wards. Remained Acting Vice-President of the Karachi Municipality also. He was associated with many Social and Educational organizations. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why-1932, Karachi & :D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935)
He was born on 13th April 1919 at Radodero and after partition migrated to India, where he settled in Mumbai. He was Fiction writer of his own right. His short stories have been translated into Gujrati also. Some of his books are: ‘Pahari Chotyoon’, ‘Sadhna Jo Khoon’, Zindah Dil’ etc.
Chainrai Bulchand Advaui:
Passed Matriculation in 1890 and joined D.J.Sindh College in 1690-1891. After graduating B. A. joined the Revenue Department where he rose to the Assistant to the Commissioner-in-Sindh. He translated Bhagvad Gita in a fine verse inSindhi Government honoured him with the title of Rao Bahadur. (Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935)
He was born on 2nd March 1902 at village Phaka of Dadu District and after 1947 he migrated to India, where he breathed his last on 7th July 1973. In 1934 in association with Paromal Kewalramani, founded ‘Ratan Sahitya Mandal’ and published handsom quantity of fiction. He was outstanding translator of his times and translated Novels from Hindi and Urdu. Some of his translated books are: ‘Dadi’ , ‘Azadi Ja Upasik’ , ‘ Jola’, ‘Toofani Rang’, Makt Dhara’ etc.
He came to Karachi as assistant editor of the "Sind Observer".Apart from the usual routine editing work, had contributed several features for the paper, under the pen name of "Koi Hai. He contributing special articles. Covered also the Quetta earth-quake, the Bombay Congress, the Joint Parliamentary Committee debate in the Central Assemby.Hailed from Malabar and was member of a family prominently associated with daily English journalism in several parts of India for many years. Started his journalistic innings at Lucknow as assistant editor of "Independence", sponsored by Pandit Motilal Nehru and edited by Mr. C. S. Ranga Iyer, M.L.A. Subsequently migrated to his home province,functioning as sub-editor of the "Daily Express" and news editor of "Swarajya" two leading English dailies of Madras city. Had a short spell of work with Mr. Sadanand in the Free Press news agency at Bombay. His services were also requisitioned by Sachchidananda Sinha for the "Indian Nation", Patna, where he acted as sub-editor.
D. B. Avari:
He started his life as an Assistant in the Bombay Administrative Office of The Sun Life Assurance Co.,of Canada. He came to Karachi in 1929 as the Unit Organizer for sindh and Baluchistan for the Sun life Assurance Co. He soon established himself in Karachi as the best organizer of the life Assurance Co. He was the past President in 1940-41 of Rotary Club of Karachi and was a Member on the Managing Committee of S.P.C.A. of Karachi, a member of the Jail Committee and the Sindh Defence Loan Committee appointed by Sind Government. He was the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of Karachi Branch of the Overseas League of London and Tobacco Fund for Soldiers at the Front since the beginning of War. He was a member of the Karachi Club, Honorary Secretary of Y.M.L.A. He was one of the founders of Lodge Conclave -- Secret Monitor, Karachi. Avari was the only Indian from India, Burma and Ceylon who passed the difficult examinations of Chartered Life Underwriter of America. He was an Insurance Expert in Sindh having delivered a number of most interesting and instructive lectures on Life Insurance, Principles and Practices.He was Justice of Peace also. (Source: ‘Personal Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Son of Tilokchand, born on 17.04.1909 at village Kanya Kalhora of Taluka Kandyaro.Passed Sindhi Committee Examination (Final) in 1924 and got appointmed himself as a Teacher but found it not suitable for him as it was some sort of hinderance in his way to serve his Nation,therefore became Publisher and also joined Journalism.He remained Editor/Sub-Editor of “Karam Veer”,”Nau Bharat”,”Shakti”,”Mata”,”Nari Sansar” & “Nawabshah Gazette”.He was active worker/preacher of the Congress. Migrated to Ajmir after partition.
Born in 1904 at Naushero Feroz. Was Congress Activist. Migrated to Ajmir soon after partition. (Source: ‘Ajmiri Shakhsiyatoon’).
Devi Wadhumal Chandiramani:
She joined D.J.Sindh College 1931. Won Scholar ship. Did B.A. in 1935.She was an active member Sind Collegiate Strings. She took part in the College Dramatic Concerts. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935).
Dialmal Daulatram Bhawani
He Matriculated 1889. After doing B.A., LL B Joined the Judicial Department, where he rose to be District and Sessions Judge. Elected to the. Sindh Assembly where remained Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister P. W. D. ( Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
He was a leading Lawyer of Sindh associated with Wadhumal & Co. He was a Director of the Sind Observer Press and took keen interest in Social, Religious and Political advancement of his community. He conducted some of the most sensational Criminal and Civil Suits, Chief among them being "The Port Trust Fraud Case", "Late Sir Kothari's Will Case" and many other cases.
Diwan Bulchand Dayaram, R.B:
He was from the most noble family being the son of Honourable Dayaram Jethmal after whom the D. J. Sind College is named. Late Rai Bahadur had dedicated his life to the cause of education and was one of those who were inspired by late Sadhu Hiranand and Sadhu Nawalrai. He was the Principal of the School N. H. Academy started by two Sadhu Brothers for a number of years. He was a great scholar and had a burning passion for literature. His contributions both in Sindhi and English were of rare charm. His English was flawless and masterly. He used to take keen interest in the Civic life of his City and was the President of Hyderabad Municipality for a number of years, where he did a lot to improve the administration of Hyderabad Municipality
He was a very valuable member of D. J. Sindh College Board for a number of years. He was a Fellow of University of Bombay, here too he fought for the rights of Sindh.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Diwan Dialmal Bhavnani:
Son of Doulatram, born on 1st of November 1873 at Hyderabad. Educated at Shikarpur. Did Matriculation in 1889, graduation in 1892 and LL.B in 1895.He was appointed as a Sub-Judge in 1901 at Jacobabad and retired in 1928 as District and Sessions Judge. He remained Sindh Minister also. He was active leader of Sindh Hindu Sabha and took active part in opposing separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.He remained President Narsiomal Club, Sukkur, Secretary Dialdas Club, Hyderabad and. President Scout Association, Hyderabad. Also Scout Commissioner. Early took interest in Politics• was a Correspondent of the Sindh Journal of Hyderabad. Secretary of the Provincial Conference at Hyderabad in 1925. He was member of Sind Deputation before the Simon Commission. 'Took keen interest in the controversy of Sind Separation. Member of the Sind Deputation for the Unity Conference at Allahabad, 1925. In capacity of the Chairman Thar Famine Relief Committee, In 1930 he volunteered distribution of relief.He served also as a member of the School Board of District Board, Sukkur.He was Life member of the Hyderabad Education Society and on its hoard of directors. President Amil Co-operative Agriculture Association.
Diwan Dayaram Gidumal:
Born on 30th of June 1957 at Hyderabad. He was a Philospher, poet and scholar. His books such as ‘Something about Sindh’, Jabuk (Man Lai)’, & ‘Sat Sahelyoon’ etc are very important books in Sindhi literature.Set new trend of social services in Sindh and Hind. Founded so many Social organizatios. At the eleventh hour of his age, he married a young gril, daughter of his friend. He breathed his last on 7th December 1929.
Diwan Doulatram Bulchand Advani:
He became a Municipal Councillor of Hyderabad Municipality in 1919 and the Chief Officer of the same Municipality in 1922 and retired from that post in 1940. He again became a Municipal Councillor in 1941 and later on the President. He was the President G.D. National College Board, President Hyderabad Education Society, Hon: Principal N. H. Academy, Hyderabad Sindh, President Hindu Social Reforms Association, President Hindustan Scout Association, member Governing Council Kundanmal Girls' High School, local Director Sindh Provincial Cooperative Bank, Chairman Sindh Provincial Cooperative Institute.
Diwan Gopaldas Jamatmal Advani:
He was a leading Lawyer of Hyderabad. His life was devoted to service of the City. As a Municipal Counsellor he did much to improve the civic life of the City. He used to take part in politics just for the love of mother India. He was always for purity of administration in the Municipality and honesty in public life. The famous firm of advocates at Hyderabad Gopaldas Jhamatmal beared his name which his son Hotchand had continued. The Road leading to Courts in West Katcha is named after him for his services to the city of Hyderabad.
Diwan Kalumal Pahlumal:
He was born on 18th April 1877. After graduating in Arts and Law from the Bombay University, he started practice in 1904 and soon established reputation as a leading lawyer. He was a member, Karachi Municipality for about six years and Acting Principal Law College from its inception in Karachi till about the end of 1927. He was appointed Judge, Small Causes Court, Karachi. He was made Chief Judge under Karachi Small Causes Court. Soon after in 1929 he acted as A. J. C. for a few months in the then J.C.'s Court (new Chief Court).He retired in 1935 as Chief Judge of Small Causes Court, Karachi. In appreciation of his services on the Bench, he was given the distinction of Dewan Bahadur in June 1936. He was later on made Justice of Peace. He was connected with several charitable trusts and other educational institutions.He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Daily Paper "Sind Observer."
Diwan Kanvalsing Pohumal Malkani:
He was the first Sindhi who started the idea of serving Sindh through his famous paper ‘Sindhvasi' for which he started his famous Premier Printing Press at Hyderabad as far back as 1908. In order to feed the Press with paper, he started his second enterprising idea of opening a shop supplying paper to this province. Thus Messrs. J. B. Advani & Co., Ltd., was started by him in 1912 with Diwan Vasanmai Kishinchand, Mr. Bhagwansing Basantsing, late Diwan Jodasing Harising Advani, late Mr. Gopaldas Khanchand Mirchandani and Mr. Jethmal Thakursing Lalwani as his partners. The shop in those days stood as the premier paper concern in whole of India having branches in Karachi, Bombay, Madras, Lahore, Delhi and Calcutta. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
Diwan Kauromal Chandanmal was born on 5th October 1844 at Bhirya and breathed his last on 16th December 1916. He was an outstanding Educationist and Man of letters of early days of British Sindh. His valuable contribution provided foundation to our Modern Sindhi Literature. He wrote on Child Literature, on Women-folk problems and also translated Novels and Dramas. Some of his books are: ‘Pako Pah’ (1862), ‘Sindhi Gujhrtoon’ (1888), ‘Baranyoon Akhanyoon’ (1891), ‘Phool Malha’ (1902), ‘Ratnavali’ (1905) and ‘Sami Ja Salook’ (1907) etc.
Son of Watanmal was born at Hyderabad. He served in Judicial Department and retired as First Class Subodinate Judge. By religion he was Sikh but a man without any discrimination. He presided over ‘Sikh Educational Conference’ held in Punjab. He was an outstanding poet and was known as ‘Khaki’. Mirza Kalich was his close friend and both wrote/translated dramas also. His book ‘Life, Religion and Poetry of Shah’ (1890) is second to none in connection with understanding Shah Latif. He breathed his last on 10th of October 1924.
Diwan Naraindas Dharamdas Vaswani:
He remained a member of Hyderabad Municipality for 21 years and its President more than once. He was the Chairman of Khudahadi Amil Co-operative Bank Ltd. He was a member of management bf Sind Provincial Co-operative Bank, Hyderabad, a member of committee of management of Khudabadi Amil Co-operative Agricultural Association.
Diwan Tahilram Khemchand:
He received early education at Tatta and then joined the N. J. High School at Karachi. After passing the Matriculation Examination he joined the Elphinstone College, Bombay, whence he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts and passed the LL.B. examination in the first class in 1885. It was just about this time that the first awakening of public life was being noticed in Sind.
Diwan Tahilram's ability and valuable work in the Karachi Municipality were appreciated and in 1895 he was elected Vice-President of the Municipality. The next year he was nominated President of the Municipality and held this office upto his death in 1905. He was a Law
Lecturer of the Dayaram Jethmal Sind College. In 1898 he was made C.I.E. and the Citizens of Tatta presented him an address on this occasion. But the most signal honour conferred upon him was the President ship of the Bombay Provincial Conference in 1904. This is a recognition that has come to no other Sindhi. It was Sir Pheroze shah Mehta who made this selection. Pheroze shah was a leader of men and he could recognise worth when he saw it. I n all conferences, Political or other, Sind had never been able to take a prominent part. The standard of patriotism and public service was no high. Sind was regarded as a minor part of the Bombay Presidency and no Sindhi had yet taken an important part in public life. The Provincial Conferences which were held in those days were subsidiary to the Indian National Congress. Pheroze shah Mehta knew Tahilram and he was convinced that Tahilram would make a worthy president of the Bombay Provincial Conference and the selection would also satisfy the claim of Sind to representation.
Diwan Tahilram Khemchand was called away in the midst of a most useful and successful career. No statue was erected to his memory, nor is he very widely remembered in Sind. But the example of his life remains. Men like him are rarely seen any where and in Sind they are still rare. Throughout his short life Diwan Tahilram was guided by a single sense of duty. As a Citizen he had the highest ideal of Civic duty. He never permitted his profession to absorb all his energy or all his time. He was a public servant in the finest sense of the term. He never sought any honour, nor did he at any time seek official favour. His ability was of a high order and he was conscientious and hard worker. He was somewhat reserve and shy by nature but those who knew him realised the charm of his personality and his selflessness.(Source:’The coulrful personalities of Sindh’by M.U.Abbasi)[.
Diwan Teckchand Hassasing Gidwani:
He was a member of Gidu Mental Hospital for years and was the President Tando Adam Municipality for 12 years and a member of Hyderabad District Local Board and Nawabshah for 30 years. He was one of the oldest municipal councillors of Hyderabad Municipality serving the City for over 30 years. He was its Vice-President and Chairman of the Standing Committee. He was the respected Mukhi of Gidwani Panchavat. He was the Ex-Chairman and Director of Zamindari Co-operative Bank Ltd., Hyderabad and a Director, Co-operative Credit Society Bank Ltd., Hyderabad and the President Nava Vidvala High School and was a member and Ex-vice Chairman of Hyderabad Civil Hospital and was also a member Hyderabad Jail Visitors Committee and was the Chairman of Works Committee and a Director of. Electric Corporation, Jacobabad.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Diwan Teckchand Udhodas R.B:
Born at Hyderabad in 1853,educated upto Matriculation in Hyderabad,did graduation in 1875.Joined Education Department in 1876 as School Teacher,He was asked and appointed by government in 1877 to translate “Civil Procedure Code”.Worked as editor of “Sindh Sudhar” in the same year.He got himself transferred to Judical Department and after passing “local pleaders Examination”was appointed Sub-Judge in larkano and later on in Kotri.In 1885 joined Karachi Bar and remained associated for 10 years.In 1907 became P.P-first Sindhi on the post-and in 1910 retired from the post,breathed his last on 9.1.1920.He was an outstanding Social worker & political leader.After the death of Tahilram Khemchand,he became president of the “Sindh Hindu Sabha”,worked against “Deti leti”.At the time of the constitution of the “Local Council”of the Governor of Mombai he was nominated to a seat.He remained Vice-chairman of the Committee of Management of Hyderabad.He worked as Vice president of the “Vidalaya Association” & presedent of the “Kundanmal Girl’s school for years.He was made :Rao Bahadur” during the time when he was a Public Prosecutor.
Diwan Wadhumal Oodharam:
He was reputed to be the lion of the Bar. He was loved and admired by his colleagues and was respected and feared by Bench on account of his sturdy and in-dependent views. As he was a lawyer by profession, he was politician by choice. He was the best electioneer whom Karachi had ever seen. He fought many a valiant battles against odds and always came off with flying colours. The key of his success was his love for public and private freedom. He was a member of Bombay Legislative Assembly after the reforms of 1919, Vice-President Karachi Municipality and a Trustee of Port of Karachi. A powerful speaker, he always shone when in opposition. The important market and a busy road leading to the Courts are named after him because of his many and useful services to the city of Karachi. He passed away from this world to his heavenly home in 1921, leaving a great and honourable name behind which his worthy son Mr. Tikamdas sustains upto this day. Late Diwan Wadhumal even today is remembered in every walk of life with affection and admiration. Late Diwan Wadhumal has not only left a name as a leading Lawyer of Sind which is still being maintained by the famous firm which bears his name, namely Wadhumal & Co., but a worthy Citizen of Sind by being associated with many societies, clubs and Associations of Sind. There is nothing worthy in Sind which does not bear the stamp of his personality. From the Karachi Municipality to the Karachi Club, from Karachi Port Trust to Karachi Gymkhana his towering personality has left his marks behind. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Dr. A. A. Khan:
He was from a Pathan family of Frontier and had served during War as Medical Officer in Wazirstan. He was a Hon. Pathologist in Civil Hospital, Karachi.He was the President of Muslim League Party in Karachi Municipal Corporation and the President, Muslim League, Saddar and a Municipal Corporator of Karachi.
Dr. D. G. Advani:
Rao Sahib Dr. Advani started his profession as Medical Practitioner in Karachi in 1907. He was President of Young Amil Association, Honorary Secretary of All Sindh Hindu Association; Member, Board of Directors of New High School; Member of the Executive Council of St. John Ambulance Association; President, Sindh Medical Union (1925-26); Vice President of The Indian Girls High School; Vice President of The Social Service League. His house was situated at Burns Road, Karachi. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi)
Dr. Hemandas Wadhwani:
born 12th Jan. 1895. Passed M.B.B.S. (Bombay University) in March 1920. Had his own Hospital & Maternity Home in Jacobabad. He was member of the Jacobabad Municipality for several years. He was Chairman of the Sanitary & Primary School Boards. He was Secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society for nearly 13 years. He was greatly responsible for bringing down the maternal mortality in Jacobabad. He used to hold Baby Shows and had also started a Child-Welfare Centre in Jacobabad. Many social activities in Jacobabad District were due to him. He was one of the Chief Organizers of the Relief work during the floods of 1929 and the Quetta Earthquake of 1935. He was awarded " Kaiser-Hind " Medal in 1934 for his public work. He was elected member of the Sind Legislative Assembly in year 1937. He was a member of the Railway (N.W.R.) Advisory Committee and a member of the Medical Council of India. After his ministership he settled down at Karachi and had his own Indoor Hospital and Maternity Home. He became one of the Leading Doctors of Karachi in a very short time. He was again appointed Minister for Public Health, Industries & Civil defence in year 1942.
Dr. E. D. Shroff:
Born 5th October 1584 at Bombay. He. was appointed Medical Officer of grim Observation Camp at Perim, 191I-12.He served as the Medical Officer for 22 years and as the Chief Officer of the Karachi Municipal Corporation for 5 years. He was Honorary Secretary of the Karachi Health Association for 5 years; Honorary Secretary of the Karachi Club for 14 years; a member of the Executive Committee, Imperial Indian War Relief Fund during the Great War of 1914-1919; Honorary Secretary, Afar League, West India. During the War rendered valuable assistance to Indian General Hospitals at Karachi.
He was President of the Poor Patients Medical Relief Society, Karachi. Honorary Secretary, Mayor's Quetta Earthquake Relief Fund ; Chairman, Entertainment Committee, Miss Majesty King George V Jubilee Fund; Honorary Secretary, His Late Majesty King George V Sindh Memorial Fund; President, Rotary Club of Karachi, 1937.
He was the Hon. Secretary of the Karachi City Afar Committee; Member of the Sindh Joint War Committee and the Hon. Secretary, Special Purposes Sub-Committee. He was Controller, A. R. Y. Service, Karachi and the Assistant Rationing Officer.He is the Chairman of the Overseas League, Karachi.He was Awarded Kaiser-in-Hind Silver Medal in 1021. Awarded the title of O.B.E., in January 1941. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Dr. C. H. Primlani:
He was son of Hassomal Kalachand a leading Lawyer and once President of Hyderabad Municipality. He was the Hon : Surgeon of Civil Hospital, Karachi, Ex Vice-President, Indian Medical Association, Calcutta, Ex President, Sindh Medical Union, Secretary, Health Culture Institute, Karachi, President, Sindhi Gymkhana, Karachi. Dr. Primlani was a Captain in'the Indian Medical Service from 1915 to 1923 during the last Great War. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hindustan Trading Corporation (India) Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sindh Swadeshi Stores, Karachi.
Dr. R. H. Hiranandani:
He started service in 1930 as a Sub-Assistant Surgeon and was the first Sindhi who was promoted to Provincial Service in 1927. He was the first Sindhi from Sindh to qualify for M.C.P.S. in 1922 from Bombay. He served as Civil Surgeon in Dadu and Nawabshah. He was the only Sindhi, Eye, Rar, Nose & Throat Specialist in Government service in Sindh.
Durgdas Bhojraj Advani:
Born on 10 February 1880. Passed Matriculation examination in 1896. Joined the Engineering Branch of this College, and after passing out joined the P. W.D in 1901. After a short time he resigned the job and set up as an Architect. Took part in public life, especially in the Home Rule agitation. He remained a member of Bombay Legislative Council [1924-26].He was elected Mayor of Karachi in 1937. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935).
Duwarka Parsad Sharma:
Son of Rochiram Sharma,born on 13.09.1898 in Dadu. He was outstanding Journalist, Writer and Freedom Fighter.Edited “Partab”( Hyderabad ).He was active leader of the Congress, and was sentenced to imprisonment. He produced political and religious literature such as ‘ Inqlab Zindahbad’, ‘Hindustan Azad’, ‘Rajpooti Talwar’, ‘Sharnarti Sindhi Talwar; etc. Migrated to Rajistan after partition where he died on 19th May 1966.
Fatehchand Menghraj Advani:
After doing Matriculation in 1889,he joined D.J.Sindh College. He was a prominent worker of Gur Sangat, Hyderabad.
Fatihchand Mangatram Wasvani:
He was born on 22nd June 1894 at Banguldero and after partition migrated to Adipur, Gujrat, where he breathed his last. He was ‘right hand’ to his brother Milaram Wasvani and translated books on his behalf and even some in his name. He was Co-author and Co-editor of so many books. His outstanding contribution is ‘Tagore Joon Kahanyoon’.
Fazal Ellahi Jawahardin:
He was Army and Royal Air Force Contractor and Karachi, and Land Lord of Karachi District., In the Quetta Earth-Quake in 1935 he rendered wonderful service to the refugees who had come to Karachi. He served as an Honorary Magistrate First Class from 1930 to 1937, Justice of Peace., and First Class Magistrate, Karachi District from 1939, Head Warden A. R. P. Road since 1940, Coronation Medal awarded (1937) for Loyal services rendered during Civil Disobedience Movement, helped the Government and Karachi Police in Riots in 1935. He was the Founder and President of Feroze Vernacular School, was the founder of the grave yard of Anjumani-Mussalmanani-Punjals, Karachi, President Anjumani-Musalmanani-Punjab, Karachi. He was the President Muslim Jamait Jamia Masjid Kassaban and Idd Gah, Bunder Road,. President Muslim community, the Chairman Muslim Housing Co-operative Society, Karachi, Member of Port Haj Committee, Karachi, Life Member of Muslim Gymkhana, Karachi, Life Member of Young Men's Muslim Association, Karachi, Member of Muhammadan Committee Sindh Madressah Tul Islam, Karachi from 1927 to 1941, Elected Member of Cantonment Board, Honorary Vice-Chairman of S.P.C.A. Karachi, Life Member of Anjamani-Taraqqi -Urdu, Karachi, Trustee of several mosques and Wakf properties in Karachi and Trustee of Karachi District, Wakf Properties. He earned title of Khan Bahadur from the Government . (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Fazal G. Lakda:
He was a skipper of the Karachi Bohra Gymkhana and also played for the Muslim Gymkhana. He was a deadly slow left handed spin bowler and a fast left handed hat. First selected to play for the Muslim in Sindh Pentangular Cricket Tournament in 1939 and came out with flying colours, by scoring 80 not out and taking 6 wickets. He stood first in batting and second in bowling average among all the five teams participated in Sind pentangular Cricket in 1939. He completed l000 runs and captured 100 wickets in the first class matches, being the first Muslim to achieve such a record. He played in the Ranji Trophy matches for the Sindh Team from 1939-42 and has also played important matches at Multan, Lahore, Amritsar, Delhi, Aligarh, Rajkot, jodhpur and Bombay with great success. In one of the matches outside Karachi, he had the distinction of having a bowling average of 1-0-0-4 wickets including a hat trick.
Fakirjee Perozshah Golwalla:
He was a Landlord, Zamindar, Merchant and Justice of Peace from Hyderabad. He was a member on the Excise Advisory Committee of the Hyderabad Sindh Cantonment Board. Non Official Visitor to the Sindh Convict Gang. Vice-President, Cantonment Board, Hyderabad Sind. Chairman, Bazar Committee of the Cantonment Board, Hyderabad Sind. Director on the Hyderabad (Sind) Mercantile Co-operative Bank, Ltd., Member, Red Cross Society. Life Member, Lady Dufferin Hospitals, Sindh. Member on the Nursing Association and on the Executive Committee. President, Educational Society, Hyderabad Sind. He was the District Scout Commissioner, Nawabshah. Member, the Provincial Scout Council, Karachi. Member on the Nursing Association, Nawabshah. Director on the Nawabshah Electric Supply Co., Proprietor of the firm of Messrs. Muncherjee & Co., Hyderabad.(Source ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Ferozali Muhammad Yoosif:
He was born at Karachi on l0th December 1907 and has received his education in Sindh Madressah-Tul-Islam. He was from family of Muslim Marwari Silayatta Jamait.He was landlord, Zamindar, an approved Government Contractor and Justice of Peace. His grand-father was a contractor in Baluchistan. He was a member of Karachi District Local Board and a member of Wakf Committee, Karachi. He was a member of Sind Madressah Board and also a member of Muslim Hostel. He was a Treasurer of Local Self Government Institute, Sindh.
Fida Husein M. Sheikha:
He was born on 22nd April I907 and received his education in Sindh Madressah-Tul-Islam. He was a Trustee of the Port of Karachi and the Vice-President of Buyers and Shippers'Chamber, and Karachi Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Young Men Muslim Association. He was the President of the Karachi Timber Merchants Association. Fida Husein took keen interest in the female education of Muslim and was the President of Muslim Girls Academy the only leading Muslim Girls High School in Karachi teaching English. He was a member of the Karachi District Local Board and was a member on the Committee of Management of Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi, and is also a member of the Managing Committee of Muslim Gymkhana, Rotary Club, Karachi Club and Cricket Club of India. He was a member of various charitable trusts and societies. He was the senior partner of the well known and famous timber concern of Karachi named and styled as Essajee Ebrahimjee & Co. This firm was the first firm of timber started in Karachi.He was one of the leaders of Bohra Reformist Movement in India. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
He was outstanding business man of Karachi. Was partner in Messrs Humphrey & Co and the English Dairy Farm Co. Remained Chairman of Karachi Race and Riding Club; Chairman of Karachi European Association. He was one of three who were instrumental in forming the Karachi Corps Auxiliary and was in command for six years ending 1929. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
He was born on 30 June 1880. He was one of the founders of the Y. M. C. A. in Karachi. Became Assistant to the Commissioner in Sindh. He was Controller of Prices and Rents in war time. Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax for Sindh. Worked on several committees, and was a leading member of the Domiciled European and Anglo Indian Association, Sindh Branch. Secretary Karachi Auxiliary Force Club. Birch Club named after him.He was active worker in social and philanthropic activities. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Ghanshyam Motiram Dudia -Alyas: Sagar:
Born on 15th of December 1949 in Nasik (India), Education: Art-Masters (Fine-Art) Designation: Artist,Cartoonist,Writer,Poet. Kubemagar, AHMEDABAD.He has on credit 11 books based on poetry, drama, mini stories, satire etc. Awarded Cash Award by of Rs. 50,000/- by NCPSL for his book titled as “Faarvaan” (Humour&S tire) in 2012. IInd prize for Sindhi drama –Script ' Lottery' - awarded by Rajshthan Sindhi Academy in the year 2004-05. Radio Play Titled ' Sookhrhi' awarded by All India Radio in the year 2002. Various times Received Literary Awards from Sindhi Academy, Gujarat. 1st Prize National-award in sindhi awarded in poster design-competition on prohibition,tobacco etc held by Indian Council of Medical Research and All India Radio Date in the year 1977. He has written screen-play and dialouges for Sindhi cinema film of Udhani Production KARZ ' in . the year 2011.
Ghansham Jethanand Tahilramani:
He was a student in D. J. Sind College from 1937 to 1939. In 1937 he joined Karachi Aero Club and got 'A' License in fling. In 1938 he took training in N. E. D. Engineering College in Wireless Telegraphy. In the same year he obtained Gold Medal. He was elected Gymkhana Secretary in 1939. He obtained 1st Prize in wrestling in 1939 and several prizes in other sports.He became Corporal in 1933 and Sergeant in 1939.In the same year he appeared before Public Service Commission at an entrance Ex. for Military Academy at Dheradun and obtained 370 marks out of 500 in Interview and Record. In March 1940 he was selected for training for King's Commission in the Indian Air Force. In November 1941 he was gazetted as Pilot Officer in the Indian Air Force. In April 1943 he was promoted as Flying Officer
Ghualm Ali Chagla:
Born in 1871 in Karachi.Did matricin 1892 from Sindh Maderssah and got enrolled in D.J.Sindh College but left the college without continuing further education.He was outstanding Social worker ,Political worker & Freedom fighter and was closely associated with RaisG.M.Bhurgri and Seth Harchadrai.He remained Municipal Councilor and Presidentof the Karachi Municipal Corporation.Joined Cogress in 1913 and participated in its Annual Sessions.Breathed his last on 26.06.1950.In D.J.Sindh College records his information is recorded that: Joined College in 1892- 1892. Landlord and Merchant. President of the Karachi Municipality 1921-1922. Keenly interested in Hindu Muslim unity, and social welfare (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Ghulam Nabi Kazi,K.B:
He passed his B.A. examination in the second class in 1906 and took to Zamindari and Horticultural work for which he had a passion. It was in 1913 that he was induced by the late Honourable K. B. Allandino Shah to be the Principal of Nosharo Feroze Madressah which was started for the Sons of Zamindars. He was appointed as a Deputy Educational Inspector in 1919 and became the Head Master of Nasharo Feroze Government Madressah and High School in 1926. He was appointed as the Administrative officer of Larkana District Local Board in 1927. He became the Personal Assistant to Educational Inspector in 1931.
He was made Khan Bahadur in 1934. In 1935 he became the Educational Inspector in Sindh. In April 1936 when Sindh was separated he became the first Director of Public Instructions of Sindh from which post he retired in 1939.
Ghulam Nabi Shah, K.B:
M.B.E., J.P., M.L.A., Land Lord and Zamindar of Thar Parkar is the oldest member of Sind Legislative Assembly. He was an important member of Thar Parkar District Local Board, was its President for 7 years. As the President of the District Local Board he did lot to improve the administration of the board. He had an English teaching High started and improved the roads considerably. It was by his efforts that Mirpurkhas has today Jamai Masjid. He is the Chairman of Zamindar Co-operative Bank Ltd., Mirpurkhas and is an important member of the Muslim League.
Born on 14th September 1916 at Rohri and migrated to India after 1947, where he breathed his last in Mumbai. He was Poet and writer. Contributed articles on lives & achievement of Shah Latif, Sachal Sarmast and Sami. Edited ‘Diwan Bedil’ and translated into English selection from the poetry of Shah Latif also.His book ‘Rohri Ja Rahbar’ is best source of information on lumanaries of Rohri.
He was born on 5th August 1921 at Tharoshah and after partition migrated ti India and settled in Mumbai, where he breathed his last. He participated in Freedom Movement and was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment in 1942. He was an outstanding Novelist. Some of his Novels are: ‘Ansoon’, ‘Zindagi Ji Rah Ti’, ‘Jevan Sathi’, ‘Pakhera Valar Khan Vichhria’, ‘Man Jo Meet’, ‘Aishq Nahi Rand’, ‘Sharam Booti’ etc.
He was a Sind Work merchant having shops all over India and foreign places too. He was a great social worker of his place and was always ready to do anything for the good of his Bhaibund community. He was connected with many Clubs, Societies. He was Justice of Peace.
He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1923 and was the Captain of College Cricket Team. Opened Sports Depot 1929 in Karachi. He was a Cricketer of all India Fame. He was appointed Cricket Coach, Mayo College, Ajmer, 1934.
Gopal H. Lalwani:
He was born on the 13th March 1907 and was from familiy of the Amils of Hyderabad. He was educated in the St. Patrick's High School and the D. J. Sind College He was a great sportsman, excelling at Hockey and Tennis, and was the best doubles player of his time in the College. He was the youngest Chairman of the H. L. Chablani Panchayat Dispensary, a leading member of the Amil Panchayat & Female Education Society, ex-General. Secretary of Amil Institute, Jt. Secretary of the Sindh Collegiate Old Boys' Association, a Director of the Hyderabadi Amil Co- operative Urban Bank, Ltd., Trustee of the Gur Mandar, and a member of innumerable other Institutions.He was a Share Broker, Insurance Agent and Hotel Proprietor. He was a Sufi by religion, being a disciple of the Jhok Dargah. He was an active Congress member also.
He did Graduation in 1917 and also passed the P.W.D. Accountants' Examination. He entered the Educational Department as a teacher. He was a prolific writer of text books Sindhi.
Gopalrao B. Bhonsle:
He was a Land Lord and Contractor and First Class Honorary Magistrate, Karachi, belonged to the famous Bhonsle family who had come to settle in Sindh in 1843.He was educated in Karachi as a student.He was an important member of Maratha Community of Karachi and was the President of Maratha Union for a number of years. He was the President of the Madhoo Muccadum Smashan and the Shivajee Memorial Fund. He was the Honorary Secretary of various Maratha Associations and Societies such as Libraries, Temples, Gymkhana.
He, for his services to his community, was made a Justice of Peace and First Class Honorary Magistrate. He was the Managing Partner of the most famous firm of the Dock Engineering and Welding Works of Keamari. He was a Government and Naval Contractor.
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Hafiz Khair Muhammad Odhi:
He was son of Muhammad Ibrahim Ansari and was born on 29th March 1911 at Shikarpur. He joined journalism as his professin and remained associated or editor of so many papers including ‘Al-Hanif’ [Jacobabad], ‘Islah’ [Karachi]; ‘Qurbani’ [Karachi],’Karwan’ [Hyderabad]’ ‘Inqlab’ [Sukkur]’ ‘Ekita’ [Shikarpur]; ‘Sindh Zamindar’ [Sukkur] and ‘Muslim League’ [Karachi]. He was also Activist of Pakistan Movement. He breathed his last on 28th of January 1982.
Haji Imam Bux Jatoi:
Son of K.B.Ghulam Rasool Jatoi,born on 25th July 1881 at village Malak Taluka Moro.He was a poet,political leader and outstanding landlord.In 1912,he was awarded title of“Khan Sahib” and in 1926 “Khan Bahadur”.From 1916 to 1936 he remained Special Magistrate.For ten years with effect from 1921,he remained member of the Mumbai Council and for 4 years served as the Chairman of the School Board of the Nawabshah District Council.He breathed his last on 7th of Nov.1938.
Haji Usman Musti khan:
He was a Baloch Land Lord, Zamindar and a Contractor. He was the founder and managing partner of the famous firm of Usman Mustikhan and Company of Rangoon, running stone quarry rubber plantation. He was the Managing Director of Mayan Rubber Estates Ltd., Shwemidin Stone Company of Upper Burma.
Hakim Samsuddin Ahmad:
He was son of Qazi Obedullah and was born in 1894 at Nausheroferoz. He was a Religious Scholar and Freedom Fighter. He took active part in Kilafat Tahrik. He played vital role in establishment of ‘Tibya College at Hyderabad. Qazi Fazlullah, ex-Chief Minister of Sindh was his brother. He breathed his last on 9th September 1960.
He was also known as Moulana Hamadullah Halejvi. He was son of Moulana Mahmood Indhar and was born in 1883 at village Haleji of Taluka Pano Aqil. After completing religious education he opened his Madressah at his village and started imparting education. He was near and dear to Moulana Taj Mahmood Amroti and Moulana Obaedullah Sindhi. He took active and leading role in movements launched against British Government and remained associated with Khiafat Tahrik and Jamiat-ul-Ulema. He breathed his last on 18th April 1962.
He was an important member of the Karachi District Local Board, the President of Thatta Municipality and was the President of Taluka Local Board, Thatta and Ghorabari from 1920 to 1931.
.Hardy passed his B.A., in first class from the Punjab University in 1930. He obtained first class first in his first LL.B. examination from S. C. Shahani Law College, Karachi in 1934. In 1935, in his final LL.B. examination he stood first. He started his practice in Karachi where he conducted some of the most sensational criminal cases such as Royal Toy Land Case, Port Trust Fraud Case, 'Zona. fraud fire case, and Om Mandli case. He was the legal advisor of Om Mandli for many years and fought many battles for it.
Hiralal Srichand Bharvani:
After matriculation he got admission in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi in 1921 and Graduated in Literature at Cambridge University.Did Bar-at-law and practised as lawyer.He was appointed as Senior professor of English at the D. G. Sind National College, Hyderabad. (Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935)
Hari B. Gandhi:
He was son of Bhagwandas Khanchand who was a leading advocate, and President of Shikarpur Municipality. After completing his education he joined the British India General Insurance Co., Ltd., as the Assistant Manager of Karachi Branch.While in Shikarpur College, D. J. Sind College or the Law College he invariably represented in the Sindh Inter Collegiate Sports and enjoyed record number of posts during his College Career as Secretary of Tennis, Badminton, Ping Pong, Hockey, Dramatic Society, Literary and Debating Society ; besides being at one time General Secretary and Editor of the College Magazine. In 1938 and 1939 he captained Tennis Team of D. J. Sind College and Law College respectively which played at the Government House against His Excellency and his team. In 1934 He won Shikarpur open doubles Tennis Tournament with his brother Mr. Gianchand Bhagwandas who was a Police Officer. In the same year he became College Champion in sports organised in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Late His Majesty King George V and was also awarded the 1st prize in the Darbar by the Collector of Sukkur District for the best essay written during the Jubilee Celebrations. In 1935 he won Shikarpur Club Tennis Doubles Championship with his brother Mr. Sadhuram Bhagwandas a leading advocate of that place. He maintained the same interest in sports after leaving the college. He was elected Joint Secretary of D. K. Aswani Sindhi Gymkhana. He was appointed as a special Magistrate during the last Sukkur riots. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
He was a Land Lord and Zamindar and the proprietor of Imperial Talkies, Karachi. Hewas one of the most famous Distributors and Exhibitors of Sindh having connections with the best film organizations of India.In the last Civil Disobedient Movement, he flung opened his building for Gandhi Hospital.
Harold Frank Ault, The Rev:
Born on 28th of October 1902 at New Zealand. Arrived at Karachi in November 1928. He was Principal of C.M.S High School and Missionary incharge, C.M.S, Karachi, member Board of Directors Y.M.C.A and editor of ‘The Way’. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
Hassanandas Radhakrishan Bhatija:
He was born on 11 July 1891.He did Matriculation in 1906. Got your education in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi and remained there as a prizeman and Scholar, at the College. He did B. A. (Oxon). He was appointed as a Professor of History and Economics at the Aligarh University, and Benares Hindu University.He was taken up in the Indian Educational Service, Bihar and Orissa. He served as a member of the Indian Tariff Board and as member on important Government Committees.He served as a principal of a Government College.He actively helped in the establishment of the C and S College, Shikarpur. He wrote useful pamphlets on Economic and Political questions. (Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Hassasing H. Advani:
He was born at Hyderabad in 1887. He was educated in N. H. Academy of Hyderabad. He was a keen Cricketer and a best Tennis Player. Joined Government Service in 1905 and then took to Local Bodies. He joined Messrs. Durgdas B. Advani & Co. in 1915, after completing the Municipal Navalrai Market and Cloth Tower at Hyderabad. He started his own Architect and Engineering Business in 1920. Some of the best buildings of Karachi and Hyderabad are constructed by him.He entered Municipal Corporation in 1930 and he was the President of the Hyderabad Amil Community of Karachi.
He had a romantic career. He started his life as a Munshi on Rs.16/- only. He learnt English from a Christian Clerk and got a job at Kotri on Boat the Steamer. Here he perfected his knowledge of English because he came in contact with many English people. He wanted to practise as a Pleader and was preparing himself for Sind pleader's examination when the ,Judicial Commissioner in Sind of the time allowed him to practise before he qualified for the Bar. He rose to be the Public Prosecutor of Sind and was offered the judgeship of Small Causes Court of Karachi, which offer he thankfully declined.
He was elected as a member of Bombay Legislative Council in 1891, as the representative of Sind Zamindars. Late Khan Bahadur Hassanali, seeing the poor condition of Muslims of Sind did not rest till he had founded for them a High School in Karachi. He went from place to place to collect funds for Sind Madressah Tul Islam and succeeded in establishing one of the best High schools for Muslims in Sind.
The late Khan Bahadur was the pioneer of Muslim education in Sind and did a lot to spread education among the Muslims of this Province. He started the Muslim Education Association in Sind which has been doing good work for the cause of education among the Muslims.
It was entirely due to the efforts of Khan Bahadur Hassanali that Sindhi Muslims were educated, who today are rubbing shoulders with the members of their sister Communities of Sind. He was one of the most colourful personalities of Sind.
Born in 1896 vat Kandyaro. He was Political Activist, Social worker and Jugler. We also wrote some booklets on important issues of Social, Political and religious value. Some of them are ‘Dharam Guro Keen Dharel’, ‘Chor Chela, Thakur Thag’, ‘Hindu Hosh Dhar’, and ‘Banwnjan Akhri Boodh’ etc. He breathed his last on 22nd September 1966.
Hashmatrai Khubchand Chainani
Born 1904. Educated in D. J. Sind College and the Magdalene College, Cambridge .Entered I.C.S. 1927. Served as Assistant Collector at Sholapur, Nasik, and Dahlia Posted as Assistant Judge, Poona, 1931. District and Sessions Judge Poona and Sholapur 1934—35. Confirmed as District and Sessions judge 1935. Worked as Secretary. Bombay Legislative Council, and Assistant Remembrance of Legal Affairs. ( Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
Hassanand Radhakrishan Batheja:
Born on 11th of July 1891 at Shikarpur. Educated at Shikarpur and Larkano High Schools, D.J.Sindh College; Bombay and Oxford Universities. He served as Professor of Economics [D.A.V.College, Lahore - 1916], Professor of History [M.A.O College, Aligarah - 1917]; Professor of Economics [Benares Hindu University – 1917]; Professor of Economics [Government College Patna and Cuttack Government College Bihar & Orissa – 1918-27]; deputed to Government of India as Member Secretary of the B. & O. Provincial Banking Enquiry Committee -1929 -30]; Member Sindh Conference ; Commissioner, Patna Municipality ; President, All Sindh Students Conference . He actively associated with the foundation of the Upper Sindh College. He was author of ‘Tricameral Legislatures in India’, ‘Development Finance in India’, ‘Financial Problems of Bihar and Orissa’ and ‘Constitutional Problems of India’, etc. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’ -1932, Karachi).
Hatim A. Alavi:
Born on 10th October 1898, he was educated at Sind Madressah Tul Islam. He joined the ancestral business in the famous firm of Vousufali Alibhoy Karimji and Co. He was the first Muslim Business who took part in Sindh Politics and was the Secretary of the Home Rule League of Dr. Annie Besant as far back as I917. He joined the Indian National Congress and was the Secretary of the Sindh Provincial Conference in 1918 and was the Secretary Sind Provincial Congress Committee in 1919.He was elected as a Municipal Councillor in 1927 and was the Vice-President of Karachi Municipality in 1931. He was the leader of Bolira Reformists Movement in India. He was the Mayor of Karachi Municipal Corporation in 1938-1939 during which period, among other activities; he organised the All India Industrial Exhibition which was a grand success. He was a Trustee of the Port of Karachi and has been its Vice-Chairman during 1939, 1941 and 1943. He was one of the founders of the Co-operative Movement in Sindh and Vice-Chairman of the Sindh Provincial Co-operative Bank. When the question of Sindh Separation was looming large on the political horizon, Mr. Hatim Alavi, more than any other single Sindhi Muslim, did put forward herculean labours to separate Sindh from the presidency. In collaboration with important Muslim and British friends, his advocacy for Sind Separation was unrivalled. Mr. Hatirn was also one of the founders of the Sea Scout Movement and was the President of Boys Scout Association of Karachi. He was a member on various Committees appointed by the Sindh Government such as the Price Control Committee, the Beggar Nuisance Committee, the Sindh University Committee, the Local Self Government Committee. He was a fine writer, author and speaker. He had written many works in Gujrati.(Source: ‘Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abasi).
Hiranand Kewalram Vaswani:
He was educated in the Navalrai Hiranand Academy Hyderabad Sind and also in the St.Patrick's High School, Karach and graduated in Arts from D. J. Sind College, Karachi where he occupied the position of the Honorary Secretary, Literary and Debating Society. He graduated in law from the S. C. Shahani Law College, joined Tolasing and Company as an advocate in 1930, and was a member of that firm for about eight years. He graduated in law from the S. C. Shahani Law College, joined Tolasing and Company as an advocate in 1930, and was a member of that firm for about eight years. He was for several years a member of the committee of management of the Young Amils Association, Karachi, the premier body of the Hyderabad Amils, and was a member of the committee of the Karachi Rabindranath Literary and Dramatic Club.
Hiranand Santokram Advani :
Born in 1872 in Hyderabad ,after doing LL.B he started law practice.He remained the President of Hyderabad Theosopical Socity.Took active part in organizing “Home Rule League”in Hyderabad.Breathed his last on 15.12.1928.
Hoshang H. R. Rabadi:
He was born on 14th October 1903 at Naysari, and was educated in the N. J. Government High School and D. J.Sind College, Karachi. After graduating in Science from the Royal Institute of Science, Bombay, he joined the Government Educational Department at Karachi. He was for some time as Science Master on the I. M. M. T. S. "Dufferin". On his return, he began taking keen interest in matters, educational and was instrumental in training a large number of teachers of the Local Secondary Schools. He proceeded to England in 1938 and joined the Institute of Education, University of London. He passed his T. D. Examination, securing First Class in teaching. On his return, he was appointed as an Ex-Officio Secretary, Advisory Board of Education (Government of Sind) with the Hon. Minister of Education as Chairman, for a period of three years.
Hoosainbhoy Esmailjee Jamadar, K.S:, J.P., N.K.D.,
He was a Land Lord and Zaminder, and one of the oldest Corporators of Karachi Municipal Corporation representing his Saddar Ward for years. as a Municipal Corporator. He was also Deputy Mayor of Karachi. He was the first class Honorary Magistrate for over 17 years. He was the Vice-President of Bohra Commitee of Saddar and a member of Hussaini Company of Bohra Jamait,
And Honorary General Secretary, Madressah Husaniyah.Was a great Cricketer of Karachi. He was the Captain of Bohra Team for over 23 years and was one of the founders of Bohra Gymkhana of Karachi. He had taken many a time his team to Bombay and other places to play matches.K. S. Hoosainbhoy was an expert Finger Print in Karachi and has done a lot of useful work to assist and help poors who had come in the clutches of greedy Bania money.Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Hotchand Gopaldas Advani:
He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1920 and after doing Graduation proceeded to England for the Bar He was Barrister-at-Law, Land Lord and Zamindar was a leading lawyer of Hyderabad. He was a Municipal Councillor of Hyderabad and the President, Hyderabad Bar Association and the legal adviser of Hyderabad Municipality, Hyderabad District Local Board, and many other institutions.
Hotchand Hiranand, Rai Bahadur:
He was a Land Lord, Zamindar and Merchant and one of the biggest Land holders of his District Nawabshah. He was a member of Nawabshah District Local Board for 12 years and was the President, Hindu Panchayat Nawabshah, member Notified Area Nawabshah, member Sindh Forest Committee and was the only Hindu from Nawabshah who was presented a Sword of Honour by the Sindh Governor Sir Lancelot Graham at Hyderabad Durbar. His donation among the Hindus for Graham Civil Hospital, Nawabshah, was the largest. He was the Proprietor of Cotton Ginning Factory, Nawabshah, Justice of Peace and a member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly. He was honoured with the title of Rai Bahadur.
Hussain Bux Khan Talpur:
Talpur of Tando Muhammad, he was one of the oldest Mirs of Sindh coming direct from the ruling class of Talpurs. He was the President of All India Baluch Conference, and President of Jagirdar of Sindh Due to his services for people and Government, he earned title of Sardar Bahadur in 1943. He was the first non-official Vice-President of the Hyderabad District Local Board. He was the President of Tando Muhammad Khan Municipality for over 18 years.He took keen interest in Muslim education and donated a block in the Aligarh College for the use of poor and deserving Muslim Boys.He rendered very good assistance to War Fund by giving a decent donation of Rs. 52,000:- to War Fund.
Jhamandas Dwarkadas Bhatia:
He did graduation in 1919. He was appointed as a Teacher of English at the Kandiaro High School. He was writer.
Jairamdas Daulatram Alimchandani:
Stood first in D.J.Sindh College at the Previous Examination of 1909. B.A. LL.B. Joined the Bar after graduation, but interested himself more in politics than in his profession and soon came to the front rank. The most prominent Congressman in Sind. General Secretary, Indian National Congress For some years a member of the College Board. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
He was son of Seth Pessomal Khianison of Hyderabad Sind and was the representative of famous Sind work firm of Messrs. Pohoomall Bros. (Europe). He was a patron of Bhaibund Vidva Mandal, Hyderabad, and an active member of Bhaihund Club of Hyderabad.
He was one of the makers of modern Karachi. He was a member of Karachi Municipality from 1914 to 1931 and was the President of the Municipality from 1922 to 1933 and was the first Mayor of Karachi Municipal Corporation in 1933-1934.He was Provincial Commissioner of Scouts in Sindh, Chairman, Buyers & Shippers' Chamber, President, Sindh Tuberculosis Relief Association, President, Sindh Flood Relief Fund, President, Karachi Health Association. He was a member of Sind Legislative Assembly. In addition to these he was a member of various Committees, Institutions and Banks. He was one of the founders of the Co-operative movement in Sindh and had done a lot to improve the standard and state of poor Haris of our province.
One of his publications is "the Karachi Municipality as at present, and its future and reconstruction of Civic Life
John Humphrey Blackwell:
He was born on the 25th April 1895 and was educated at Bedford School. In the first Great War of 1914-1918 he saw continuous service-in France from 1915 to the beginning of 1919, receiving the Military Cross and Bar as well as being Mentioned in Despatches. In 1920, when serving with the 2nd Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment at Secunderabad (Deccan), he left the Army to join the Asiatic Petroleum Co. (India) Ltd. He became Manager of Messrs. Burmah-Shell's Karachi Office which controled the whole of north west India including the Province of Sindh, the Punjab and N.W.F.P., Baluchistan, Rajputana and Afghanistan.
In 1935 he became a member of the Central Assembly and since coming to Sindh had been Chairman of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce (1939-'40 and 1943-44) and of the Sindh Branch of the European Association (1940-41). He was also a Justice of.Peace., a Member of Karachi Port Trust Board, its present Vice-Chairman.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Jhuromal Menghraj Advani
He was born in 1882. He was a Sindhi Translator 1925-37. Member Arts Faculty Bombay University 1930-35. Member Board of Studies in Sindhi 1930-35.He retired in 1937 as Oriental Translator to government , Director of information, Commissioner of Labour, Secretary Departmental and Vernacular Examinations Committees.
Jotesing Harising Advani:
Passed Matriculation in 1892 and joined the Engineering Branch of D.J.Sindh College Karachi. He remaind as a Executive Engineer, and Professor of Engineering at the Poona College of Engineering.
Jivatram Bhagwandas was bon on 11 November 1888 in Hyderabad. He was popularly known as Kripalani, was an Indian politician, noted particularly for holding the presidency of the Indian National Congress during the transfer of power in 1947. During the election for the post of the future Prime Minister of India held by the Congress party, he had the second highest number of votes after Sardar Patel. However, on Gandhi's insistence, both Patel and Kripalani backed out to allow Jawahar Lal Nehru to become the first Prime Minister of India.
Kripalani was involved in the Non-Cooperation Movement of the early 1920s. He worked in Gandhi's ashrams in Gujarat and Maharashtra on tasks of social reform and education, and later left for Bihar and the United Provinces in northern India to teach and organise new ashrams. He courted arrest on numerous occasions during the Civil Disobedience movements and smaller occasions of organising protests and publishing seditious material against the British raj.
Kripalani joined the All India Congress Committee, and became its general secretary in 1928–29.
Kripalani was prominently involved over a decade in top Congress party affairs, and in the organisation of the Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement. Kripalani served in the interim government of India (1946–1947) and theConstituent Assembly of India.
in 1950. Kripalani left the Congress and became one of the founders of the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party. This party subsequently merged with the Socialist Party of India to form the Praja Socialist Party.
In October 1961, Kripalani contested the Lok Sabha seat of V.K. Krishna Menon, then serving as Minister of Defence, in a race that would come to attract extraordinary amounts of attention. The Sunday Standard observed of it that "no political campaign in India has ever been so bitter or so remarkable for the nuances it produced". Kripalani, who had previously endorsed Menon's foreign policy, devoted himself to attacking his vituperative opponent's personality, but ultimately lost the race, with Menon winning in a landslide.
Kripalani remained in opposition for the rest of his life and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1952, 1957, 1963 and 1967 as a member of Praja Socialist Party. His wife since 1938, Sucheta Kripalani, remained in Congress and went from strength to strength in the Congress Party, with several Central ministries; she was also the first female Chief Minister, in Uttar Pradesh.
Kripalani moved the first-ever No confidence motion on the floor of the Lok Sabha in August 1963, immediately after the disastrous India-China and remained a critic of Nehru's policies and administration, while working for social and environmental causes..
In 1972-3, he agitated against the increasingly authoritarian rule of Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India. Kripalani and Jayaprakash Narayan felt that Gandhi's rule had become dictatorial and anti-democratic. Her conviction on charges of using government machinery for her election campaign galvanised her political opposition and public disenchantment against her policies. Along with Narayan and Lohia, Kripalani toured the country urging non-violent protest and civil disobedience. When the Emergency was declared as a result of the vocal dissent he helped stir up, the octogenarian Kripalani was among the first of the Opposition leaders to be arrested on the night of 26 June 1975. He lived long enough to survive the Emergency and see the first non-Congress government since Independence following the Janata Party victory in the 1977 polls.
He died on 19 March 1982, at the age of 94.
His autobiography My Times was released 22 years after his death by Rupa publishers in 2004. In the book, he accused his fellow members of Congress (except Ram Manohar Lohia, Mahatma Gandhi and Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan) of "moral cowardice" for accepting or submitting to plan to partition India.
A postal Stamp was issued in his in the year 11 November 1989 on his Birth Centenary.
Acharya Kripalani was born on the same day as Maulana Azad, who also was prominent freedom fighter. Kripalani succeeded the latter as the President of Indian National Congress at the Meerut session in 1946. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
He was the proprietor of Rama Talkies and was one of the best Tennis players of India. He won several tournaments both in Sindh and outside. He,so far, won 105 cups. He was the highest handicap players. He represented Sindh at Hyderabad Deccan, Baroda, Bombay, Lahore, Quetta, Allahabad and many other centres of Tennis.
He was the Tennis Secretary, Sindhi Gymkhana, and member of almost all the outstanding' Clubs, Karachi Gymkhana, and a member of Karachi Club Tennis Committee. As a Tennis Star he was known as the "King of Handicap Tennis".
Jethanand Thawardas Tahilramani:
He started his practice as a lawyer in Sukkur in 1901 and moved to Jacobabad in 1911 and soon rose to be one of the first rank lawyers of Upper Sind. He was Councillor of Jacobabad Municipality for 22 years and was also for some years Chairman of the Standing Committee and School Board. All along he was also Hon : Secretary of Jacobabad Club and Library.In 1937 he went to England to attend the Coronation, visited many continental places and the world famous International Exhibition at Paris. On return from Europe he established himself at Karachi in 1938. He was appointed Notary Public in 1830 and Nominee of Registrar Co-operative Societies in Sindh in 1940. He was elected Honorary Secretary, Karachi Bar Association for 1942-1913.
Jethmal Parsram Gulrajani:
Born in 1885 in Hyderabad. He was an outstanding Teacher, Writer, Poet, Journalist & Freedom Fighter. He was one of the founders of "Home Rule" & "Hari Party"in Sindh. In 1919 on account of writing against Government Policies aiming at curbing the political activities and freedom of speech, he was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. In the "Movement of sepration of Sindh from Mombai presidency", he supported Muslim stand. He breathed his last on 06.07.1948.
Jan Muhammad Junijo:
Born on 2ndJanuary 1888 at village Dhamraha of the District Larkano.Did matric in 1909from Sindh Maderssah,Karachi and later on left for England for advanced studiesand returned as Barrester in 1915.Started Law practice and taking part inpolitical affairs of the country.He was political partner of Rais GhulamMuhammad Bhurgri and both were against the British Rule in Sindh.In 1917 hejoined Sindh Muslim League and in 1920 leaded Khilafat Tahreek.He set new trendin the history of Freedom Movement and headed Sindhi Migrants to Afghanistanduring “Hijrat Tahreek”.He relinquished all the Titles awardwe to him by theGovernment and refused to pay Govt.Tax.He breathed his last on 16.04.1921 in Ajmir.He was given poison in his meals there.
He was born on 25th March 1916 at Hyderabad and migrated to India after partition were he settled in Mumbai. In 1940, he founded ‘Bharat Jewan Sahtya Mandal’ and produced handsome number of books.He remained editor of ‘Bharat Jewan’, ‘Rajfilimistan’ and ‘Gul Phul’. He earned name for his Novel ‘Municipal Councillor’ in Sindh.
Jethmal Parsram ‘Gulraj’:
He was born in 1886 and breathed his last on 6th of July 1948. He was a Writer, Journalist and Freedom Fighter. He edited ‘Hindvasi’, ‘Rooh Rihan’ ‘Parkas’ and was member of the Editorial Board of ‘Mehran’ of Sindhi Adabi Board. He was sentenced to rigorious imprisonment due to contributing anti-government editorial in ‘Hindvasi’. He composed poetry and was known as ‘Gulraj’. He translated Theosophical literature in Sindhi. ‘Soofi sagora’, ‘Bhai Kalachand’, ‘Sachal Sarmast’ and ;Shah Bhitai Ji Hayati’ are some of his books.
Joseph Thomas Alfonso:
Born in 1882 at Karachi and got education at St. Patrick’s High School, Karachi and the Grant Medical College, Mombai .He remained Vice- Consul for Portugal at Karachi and President of Goan Union, Karachi. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’-1932, Karachi).
She was born on 13 November 1965 in India. She is a great Sindhi Singer. She is grand daughter of Prof. Ram Panjwani. She did schooling from Mount Carmel High School, Ahmedabad.
Born on 10th February 1911 at Hyderabad and left Sindh for Mumbai after partition where he breathed his last. He was an outstanding Critic and poet. Some of his books are: ‘Raz-o-Niaz’, ‘Shukantla’, ‘Sami’ , ‘Sachal’ and ‘Shah’. He edited ‘Shah Jo Risalo’ also.
Kanwalsing Pohumal Malkani:
He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1890-91.He took active role in establishment of ‘Sindh College Amature Dramatic Society’. He remained editor of ‘Sindhvasi’ for years.He was teacher, landlord and merchant. One of the leading members of the Hyderabadi Amil community in Karachi. Partner, J. B.Advani Co. Paper Merchants. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany, 1935 & other Sources)
He was from Karachi and a life member of Gujrat Educational Society and Sharda Mandir. He was one of the founders of Goldsmith and Diamond Merchants Association of Karachi, whose President and Secretary he remained for number of years and was a member of Buyers' and Shippers' Chamber of Commerce. He was the President of Karachi Shrimali Soni Mandal and had the honour of being the Vice President of the All India Shrimali Soni Maha Mandal Conference held in Baroda on l0th November 1942.
Kessamal chtomal Advani:
After passing Matriculation Examination in 1899, and joined D.J.Sindh College, Karachi for further studies. He remaind an Executive Engineer in P. W. D and also a member of the Standing Committee of the D.J.Sindh College. He was a social and religious worker. He earned title from the Government.
Khadim Hussain Jatoi:
Moulvi Khadim Hussain son of Muhammad Jeal was born in 1862 at village Shahpur of Shikarpur.He got religious education in various Madressahs of Jindo Dero, Tarai; Ratodero, Abra and Bhung and started importing education. He took active part in activities and movements of Khilafat Tahrik. He breathed his last in 1930.
Khair Muhammad Chandio:
Khan Bahadur Khair Muhammad was from Baloch race who are known for their loyalty and honesty to their sovereigns. As a Leader National War Front of Karachi District, he did everything in his powers to further the War Fund Collection Work of his District. His contribution and collection of War Fund have been very much appreciated by the authorities.He was In his days he was a member of the Karachi District Local Board and was an Honorary Magistrate too. His Zamindari knowledge was of great value to Sindh and as a member to Zamindar Association, his rich practical experience was of great assistance to the Association.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
-Dr.Khataumal s/o Assandas Lohono was born on 11 July 1960 at Mithi Tharparkar.He did MBBS. He is social worker and is associated with Thardeep Rural Development Programme ,Tharparkar.
Vocalist / Singer, daughter of Master Kanayalal Lalwani, (Violinist), Sindhi Artist and has been trained in Hindustani Classical music under the tutelage of her father, an expert in teaching Tabla, Violin, Harmonium and Guitar. Also she is the sister of Jagdish Lalwani and Raj Lalwani - Music Arrangers for Bollywood Music Directors - Himesh Reshamiya and Anu Malik. Her elder brother Music Director Suresh Lalwani has been the Lead Violinist with Lata Mangeshkar and Pt. Ravi Shankar in several shows overseas.
Whether it was Dada Ram Panjwani's Chowkis at Qureshi Mahal and Sita Sindhu Bhavan or Master Chander Night in Mumbai and Ulhasnagar, whether it was a mela at Sai'n Teoram Ashram with Sai'n Shanti Prakashji Maharaj or any other Cheti Chand Mela in Mumbai ..... Kiran along with her mother and three brothers were the first family to perform on the stage with their father.
Kiran's association with reputed Sindhi Artists like Bhagwanti Navani, Dada Ram Panjwani and Master Chander during her childhood days has inspired her to contribute to the growth and enhancement of Sindhi culture.
Khwaja Mahomed Essa:
He was son of Muhammad Jaffar of Mirpur Bathoro and was a leading Landlord & Zamindar of Shah Bunder Division. He was educated at Sindh Madressah, Karachi. He was the proprietor of Rice Factory at Mirpur Bathoro. He was a member of Karachi District Local Board and Director of Karachi District Cooperative Bank Limited of Sijawal. He is also a Member of Sind Madressah School Board. He was Muslim leaguer and a member of Provincial Muslim league of Sindh.He was a member of the Karachi Club and a member of Karachi Forest Advisory Board. He was a Justice of Peace also.
K. H. Nagrani:
Advocate from Karachi, he was senior partner of the firm of 'Messrs. Nagrani & Co., Advocates. He was bornin 1908, got his early education at the N.H. Academy, Hyderabad, from where he matriculated in 1925, securing first class first in English in the entire University. He also stood first in Sindh and second in the University in the total, and was the recipient of the Sind Fair and Exhibition Prize. He was educated at the D. J. Sind College for his B.A. Degree and was the Sindh Scholar from 1925 to 1929. At the Inter Arts Examination, he carried off the Hughlings Prize for standing first in the University in English, being one of thefive Sindhis who have had this honour ever since the inception of the Prize. He took his B.A., with Honours in English language and literature. He was a College Fellow for some-time. He had a distinguished career as a speaker, and annexed the Besant Cup twice, for being the best speaker of the College (1927 & 192S). He was Editor of the College Miscellany (1927). He graduated LL.B. from the S. C. Shahani Law College in 1931, and started independently in the year 1932. He is the Founder and Editor of the Postal Sentinel.
Lalchand Amardinomal Jagtyani:
He was born on 25th Januarhed his last on 18th April 1954. He was an outstandin writer. Founded ‘Sindhi Sahtya Society’ and produced so many books. He remained Managing Editor of ‘Mehran’ of Sindhi Adabi Board Also. He contributed very important books, such as ‘Soun Wanyoon Dilyoon’ (Translated Novel), ‘ Shahano Shah’, ‘Umar Marvi’, Sach Tann Sadqay’, ‘Soonharo Sachal’ and ‘Muhammad Rasool-u-Ullah’, etc.
He was born on 17th July 1899 at Khairpur. He remained most popular professor of D.J.College and was contributed research-oriented articles in Sindhi. ‘History of Sindhi Literature’ can be termed as his outstanding contribution. After partion, he migrated to India and lived in Mumbai were he breathed his last.
Lilararm Gidumal Bhojwani:
He Matriculated in1890 and after doing B.A. Joined the Educational Department.He remained Deputy Educational Inspector Headmaster, N. J. High School Karachi and for, sometime Fellow of the University of Bombay.He was President Sind Teachers' Fund also.
Lilaram Jhetmal Alimchandani:
He was born in 1865. He joined D.J.Sindh College as the first batch of senior student.He did B. A in l890 and L.L.B in 1893.He practised Law for two years. He was taken up on the Provincial Civil Service (Judicial) in 1896 and appointed as Sub-ordinate (Second class) Judge in the second grade. In 1914 promoted to be Joint Judge and Sessions Judge.He was an outstanding Social Reformer interested in female education. He was President of Kundanmal Girls School Association. He took great pain in the foundation and establishment of the D.G. National College Hyderabad. He did noble work for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was a sportsman and Physical Culturist. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
Started his famous Jewellers shop in the Elphinstone Street in 1881 under the name and style of J. Manikrai & Sons. They were the manufacturing ,jewellers, Silver Smith, Diamond and precious stone marchants, Specialists in Sports Trophies, Electroplators, Engravers and Repairer of all sorts of Jewellery, Silver wares, Watches. Manufacturers of the caskets, etc., presented to H.I.M. The King Emperor and almost all the World's personalities visiting India.
They were the holders of the highest Awards conferred on any Sindh Jewellers. After the death of Manaikrai his son. Santdas expanded and extended his business to a considerable extent and with the result that J. Manikrai & Sons stood the oldest and best Jewellers shop in whole of Sindh and perhaps one of the best in whole of India.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
Maneckji Nusserwanji Dhalla:
Born in 1875 at Surat, Educated at Karachi, Bombay and Columbia University, New York. Took the degree M. A. (Columbia University) 1906; Ph. D. in 1908. On the occasion of the celebration of 175th anniversary of King George III College of New York, which has developed into Columbia University, was awarded the Honorary degree of Litt. D. Ordained High Priest of Parsees at Karachi in September 1909. Organized Zoroastrian Conference at Bombay, 1910. He was a Fellow of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Created Shamsul-ulema in 1935. Author of "Zoroastrian Litannies", Zoroastrian Theology, "Zoroastrian Civilization," "Our Perfecting World", "History of Zoroastrianism," and "Homage unto Ahura Mazda" and several other works in Gujrati.
Mangharam A. Ramchandani:
As a Sindh Work Merchant he visited Gibralter, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Sicily, America and many other places on the Continent of Europe. He returned to India in 1937 and took the Branch Managership of the Zenith Life Assurance Co., Ltd., of Karachi branch. In a short time he developed the Company on sound business lines and then he became the Branch Manager of British India General Insurance Co. He was a member of Karachi Club and General Secretary of the D. K. Aswani, Sindhi Gymkhana, Karachi.
Born on 24th December 1896 at Hyderabad. He was an outstanding Dramatist and Scholar. He remained office-bearer of the Rabendranath Tagore Dramatic and Literary Society, while he was serving in D.J.College of Karachi. Some of his books are: ‘Aikta Jo Alap’, ‘Khan Ji Khata’, ‘Preet Ja Geet’, and ‘Sindhi Nasur Ji Tarikh’ etc. After partition, he migrated to India and lived at Alipora, Calcutta, where he breathed his last.
Son of an outstanding writer and educationist- Kauromal Chandanmal. Born on 14th December 1897 at Bhirya. His first ever book was ‘Preem Jo Parsad’, that was published in 1918. Some of his other book were ‘Man Ja Manyan’, ‘Akhlaqi Awaz’, ‘Hanoki Vidya Jo Andher’, ‘Hind Jo Sair’, ‘Hindu Quom Khi Chiao’ etc. After patition, he migrated to India where he breathed his last.
Metharam Ajitsingh Gidwani, R.B:
He was Land Lord and Zamindar and one of the eminent personalities of Karachi District. He was a member of Karachi District Local Board for a number of years and was its Vice-President also.He was an Honorary Special Magistrate for a considerable period. He is a much respected Zamindar of his District and his rich experience was appreciated by Government by appointing him on various committees and honouring him with the title of Rai Bahadur.. In the last period of his life retired from Zamindari life and did a lot of social work in his native place Hyderabad.
Milaram Mangatram Wasvani:
He was born at Banguldero of Larkano District and after partition migrated to Ajmir where he breathed his last on 4th December 1972. He established ‘Sundar Sahtya Society’ and published handsome number of books on fiction. He was outstanding translator of his own right. Some of his books are: ‘Insaf Joon Akhanyoon’, Gul Gadi’, ‘Chachan Ji Chahar’, ‘Khooni Samaj’, ‘Nand Kumar Khi Phasi’, ‘Chandar Chakor’, ‘Samajik Balvo’ etc.
Mian G. K. Muhammd Shahban:
Khan Bahadur Mian G.K.Muhammad Shahban was a Municipal Councillor of Shikarpur Municipality for a number of years and also a member of District Local Board, Sukkur, for a considerable period. He was an Hon. Magistrate at Shikarpur as well as at Karachi. He was returned unopposed to the Central Assembly from Jagirdars and Land Holders Constituency.
He was appointed a member of the Central Interview Board, to select Indian gentlemen for Emergency Commission in the Defence Services of India.
He was Fellow of the Bombay University from Sindh since 1927, and a member of the Faculty of Arts and a member of the Board of Studies in Sindhi, was connected with the Delhi University too, as an elected member of the Court of Delhi University.
Mian Sahib was one of the Governor of I.M.M.T.S. "Duferin", was an elected member of the Standing Finance Committee for Railways, and an selected member of the Central Civil Defence Committee.He was one of the Directors of the Sindh Provincial Co-operative Bank, and a member of Civil Defence Committee Sind.
Mir Ghulamali Talpur:
He was a Land-lord and Zamindar of Tando Division. He was elected a Member of Sindh Legislative Assembly in 1937. He was Chief Parliamentary Secretary in 1940. He was the President of District Local Board, Hyderabad Sindh and Deputy Provincial Leader National War Front Sindh, President Hyderabad District Muslim League, Vice-President Provincial Muslim League, Vice-President Tando Division Zamindari Association, Director of Lower Sind Zamindari Bank Ltd., Hyderabad Sind, Director of Tando Mahomed Khan and Kambar Electric Supply Co., Member of Lapo Rasai Committee appointed by the Sind Government. He was President of Wakf Committee, Lower Sindh.
Mir Bandehali Khan Talpur:
He belonged to the famous ruling' race of Mirs. He had four best years of education in London.He was a Special Magistrate for about 1o years and was the President of Hyderabad Sindh District Local Board for a number of years. He did a lot of useful works as the President of District Local Board of Hyderabad. He entered Bombay Legislative Council in 1930 and was a member of Sind Separation Committee.
After the Sind Separation he was returned to Sind Legislative Assembly and was a Minister three time first sir Glhulam Hussain Ministry and then he was a Minister in Allah Bux Ministry too. After the fall of Allah Bux Ministry he formed his own Ministry and became the Premier of Sindh.
Merwanji Edulji Kandawala:
Born in Karachi on 13th August 1875, Landlord, Merchant, a shrewd businessman of long experience and Zamindar with extensive landed interest in Sindh and particularly in Karachi District and the founder of Kandawalla Company, a pioneer of Automobile business. He was a prominent Parsee personality of Karachi, owning extensive lands, buildings and Auto mobile business in Bombay, Karachi and Lahore.Merwanji Kandawalla was from an old Parsi family, having influential connections since the days of the East India Company. One Mr. Merwanji Kandawalla, then better known as Merwanji of Henshaw, accompanied Sir John Malcolm the then Governor of Bombay in 1737, on the British Commercial and diplomatic mission to Teheran. He was a Trustee of Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Funds and H. M. Khajurina Technical Trust Fund. He was Chairman, Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Funds Agriculture Scheme. He was on the Managing Committee of Bai Virbaiji Sopariwalla Parsi High School for ten years, where he donated a Library on 27th January 1918 in memory of his parents Bai Dhunbai and Edulji Bejonji Kandawalla Library. He was keenly interested in education and The Technical Bias Class of the School was also introduced by him. He was also lover of Physical Culture and Athletic Class and he along with late K. B. Nusserwanji R. Mehta started the Physical Culture Class in the school. He was Chairman, Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital Committee, Malir Dispensary Committee, Karachi Municipal Corporation Public Works Committee, Shewaram Dewanmal Ferry Committee. President, Sahitaya Cutchi Famine Relief Funds Committee, Karachi Taluka Zamindars Association. Vice-President, Land Owners' Defence Association. Member, Karachi Municipal Corporation, Karachi Cantonment Board, Karachi District Local Board, Cantonment and its Building Committee, Karachi Municipal Corporation Health Committee, Muslim Grave Yards Committee, Excise Committee, Parsi Co-operative Housing Society, Hiranand Leper Asylum Committee, Parsi Poor Patients Relief Society, Lady Linlithgow Tuberculosis Fund Collection Committee, Maharaj Deepchand Ojha Tuberculosis Sanatorium Managing and Building Committee, here he donated a cottage in the memory of his parents Bai Dhunbai and Edulji Bejonji Kandawalla and one additional cottage in memory of his Mother-in-law Bai Manekbai and Father-in-law Seth Limji Nusserwanji. Member, Literacy Fund Collection Committee, Karachi District and Taluka Vigilence Committee, Karachi District Agriculture Committee, Karachi District Rural Uplift Committee, Member, Managing Committee Tatta Cosmopolitan Housing Society in Nichalabad, Tatta, Life Member and on Managing Committee of L. T. Hospital Maternity Home and Child Welfare, Tatta. He was the founder of the Kandawala Parsi Colony (comprising about 6o Acres for building) in Nichalabad, Tatta. Member and also Life Governor, Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi District and Taluka War Committee. Delegate, Parsi Matrimonial Court and Life Member, Indian Red Cross Society. Member, Entertainment Committee in connection with the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Late King George the Fifth and building of Silver Jubilee Town. His services were appreciated by the Commissioner in Sindh and Chairman of the Executive Committee Mr. Collins and in appreciation of his successful services, he was presented with a Souvenir and Silver Jubilee Medal in May 1935. He was Managing Partner of Messrs. Pallonji Edulji & Co., well known firm of Sanitary Engineers and Contractors of Karachi and Bombay. One of the oldest Architect and Licensed Surveyors of Karachi Municipality. He was authority on lands and for his expert advice and wide experience he was appointed the only member on Committee of Fixation of Land Value and assessment of Karachi Municipality for Municipal and Government lands.He was Approved Government, Military, North Western Railway, Municipality and Port Trust Contractor, and the first Chairman and founder, Karachi Urban Co-operative Bank. He did a lot for Rural Reconstruction and improvement of Sindhi Breed of Cattles and Agricultculture. He was a Member of Durbari Levy of U. E. the Viceroy and Governor of Sindh.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personality of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Mir Chulam Allah Khan Talpur:
He was son of Mir Haji Hussain Bux Khan Talpur and a leading Land Lord and Jagirdar of Tando Muhammad Khan. He remained the President of Tando Muhammad Khan Municipality. He was a member of Lower Sind Wakf Committee and Justice of Peace. He was a member of Sindh Assembly.
Mir Kaim Khan Talpur:
He was son of Mir Yar Muhammad Khan of Tando Jam, and was a leading Land Lord, Zamindar and Jagirdar of Hyderabad District. He was a Member of Hyderabad Taluka Local Board for 12 years and was Member of Hyderabad District Local Board for 9 years. He was the President of Hyderabad District Local Board for three years. He also remained a Member of Tando Jam Municipality.
Mirza Kalich Baig:
Big name with fame in the History of Modern Sindhi literature. Earned title of ‘Shams-ul-Ulema’. Born in 1853 and breathed his last in 1929. Touched almost all the fields of literature in prose and poetry. Translated important Novels and Dramas from western literature and even introduced in writing-fields. He was all rounder and a man of letters of his own right. His name still stand second to none in Sindhi literature. Some of his books are: ‘Lila Majnoon’ (1880), ‘Dilpasand Qisa’ (1890), ‘Sindhi Zaban Ji Tarekh’ (1908), ‘Haji Baba Isfhani’ (1911) and ‘Jawani Jo Akseer’ (1915) etc.
Mohanlal Daulatram Advani:
He did Matriculation in 1887 and after doing B.A joined service as Sindhi Translator. He remained Professor of Sindhi at the D. G. Sind National College, Hyderabad also.
Mohan Seth Pessumal:
He was son of Seth Pessumal Mulchand, Land Lord and Zamindar and a fine sportsman of Bhaibund community. He was Billiard player and was the Champion of Billiard of Bhaibund Club 1942. He was a Fellow of Theosophical Society. As a manager of his firm of Messrs. Pohoomall Brothers (Europe) he visited many important towns and cities of East and West.
He took keen interest in the welfare of his community and was the Secretary of the Social Welfare Committee of Young Bhaibunds.In 1941 he crossed the International Date line and was granted a certificate by Pan American Airways.
He was born at Sukkur in 1893. He was a Zamindar, Lord and Business man, Proprietor, T. Motandas & Co., Karachi. Following his father's grocery business at Sukkur at the age of 14 developed it into General Merchants and Agency of Messrs. Peck, Frean & Co., Ltd., London, in 1910. The post war period of 1918 brought an increase in business which necessitated the transfer of Motan's Head Office to Karachi, and added Wine Department in 1940. He represented various Provisions and Wines Manufacturers through out the world and started a new Industry in Sindh--Manufacture of Indian Whisky, Brandy, Gin and Rum. The building of Motandas Market is there in Karachi to remind his name and fame.
Born on 13th January 1936 at Sukkur and migrated to India after partition. He was poet and critic. He translated some of Sindhi works into Hindi. ‘Rajdhani Ja Sahtiyakar’ is one of his outstanding books.
Dr.Moti Parkash was born on15th May 1931 at Daro of District Thatto and after partition he migrated to India. He is poet, dramatist and scholar. Some of his books are: ‘Au T Choryoon Chang’ (Poetry), ‘Andhero Aujalo’ (Novel), ‘ Rat Hik Toofan Ji’ (Drama).
Motiram Hassomal Advani:
Passed Matriculation in 1897, and then joined the D.J.Sindh College, Karachi. After passing the L. C. E., examination became Professor of Engineering in the same college College and later on became Vice-Principal and Professor of Engineering, N.E.D. Civil Engineering College.
Moulvi Abdullah Bangulderai:
He was son of Akhund Abdul Rahim and was born in 1860 at Bagrji, After grtting Religious Rducation he established his own Madressah at Banguldero. He imparted education for more than forty years. He was an outstanding Religious Scholar, writer and translator. He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik and Jamiat-ul-Ulema and played his role in freedom movement. He breathed his last on 20th April 1932.
Moulvi Abdullah Halai:
He was son of Moulvi Muhammad and was born on 10th of August 1898 at Old Hala. He was a Religious Scholar and Freedom Fighter. He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik. He breathed his last on 1st October 1975.
Moulvi Abdullah Khadahri:
He was son of Moulvi Muhammad Umar Kerio and was born in 1876 at village Khadhar in Taluka Sakrand. He got education from Moulana Obedullah Sindhi and also for completion of Religious Education got admission in Amrot Madressah. He served as Religious teacher in ‘Dar-ul-Irshad’ of Pir Jhando and ‘Madenat-ul-Ulum’ Madesssah of Bhendi. He was active leader of Khilafat Tahrik, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Sindh Sagar Party. He was close associate of Moulana Obedullah Sindhi and Freedom Fighter of his own right. He breathed his last on 15th December 1964.
Moulvi Abdullah Laghari:
He was son of Nihal Khan and was born in 1871 at village Dad Laghari of Taluka Mirpur Mathelo. He after getting his Religious Eduvation joined Moulana Obedullah Sindhi’s task and cause at Amrote. When Moulana Sindh founded ‘Dar-ul-Irshad’ Madressah at Pir Jhando, he was asked to look arter academic and administration of that Institution. He was appointed as Colonel in army organized by Moulana Sindhi. He took part in Reshmi Roomal Tahrik, Khilafat Tahrik; Jamiat-ul-Ulema,; Hari Committee and Sindh Sagar Party. He was an outstanding Freedom Fighter, Religious Scholar and Politician. He breathed his last on 18th September 1958.
Moulvi Abdullah Mari:
He was son of Haji Qaisar Khan and was born on 1st January 1901 at Village Allah Bux Mari in District Sanghar. He after getting Religious Education established his own Madressah namely ‘Madressah Kamaliya’ for importinf education. He was author of 5 books. He took part in Freedom Movement and joined Khilafat Tahrik and also was sentenced to imprisonment in this regard.
Moulvi Abdul Haq Chandio:
He was son of Hafiz Baloch Khan and was born at Rawatsar of Taluka Chhachhro. After getting Religious Education he started rendering valuable services for the promotion of Religious Education in his area.He was Freedom Fighter of his own right and remained active leader of Khilafat Tahrik and Muslim League.He breathed his last on 28th September 1939.
Moulvi Ahmad Ali ‘Majzoob’:
He was outstanding Freedom Fighter, Religious Scholar and poet belonging to Tharparkar District. He started his political career with participating in Khilafat Party and movements launched by that party. After the party became non-functional, he joined Congress and later on became active member and leader of Khaksar Tahrik. It is said that the famous poetry of Makhdoom Abdul Rahim Girohri forecasting the political and social future of Sindh was his [Majzoob’s] contribution. He breathed his last on 18th February 1967.
Moulvi Ahmed Halai:
Son of Moulvi MuhammadHalai,born on 13.11.1896 at Halla Old.He got degree of Moulviship and startedimparting religious education in Maderssah.In 1920 he joined “KhilafatTahrik”and supported the Movement morally,financially and politically.Heremained “Preacher”of the Tahrik and was banned and later on sentenced toimprisonment for preaching,advocating and taking part in the KhilafatTahrik.This religious-minded freedom fighter breathed his last on 22.08.1956.
Moulvi Ahmed Malah:
Son of Nagyo Malah,born in 1887 at village Kando,taluka Badin.He gotreligious education and was awarded degree of Moulviship and later on startedimparted Islamic education.He was poet of his own right and his outstandingcontribution is the poetic translation of Quran.In 1920 he participated in“Khilafat Movement”and this freedom fighter was sentenced to 4 monthsimprisonment also.in 1925,he joined :Jamiat-ul-ulema-i-Sindh”and becameDistrict Nazim of that party for Badin.He died on 19th July 1969.
Moulvi Ahmed Memon :
Son of Muhammad Arif Memon,born in 1886 in Taluka Diplo.Got degree of Moulviship and startedimparting religious education.In 1920,he joined “Khilafat Tahrik”and after theend of this movement joined “Jamiat-ul-ulem-i-Sindh”.During the KhilafatMovement,he was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment.Died on 23.10.1956.
Moulvi Ahmad Mulvi:
He was son of Fazul Muhammad Abro of village Mullan Abra of the Distric Larkano. He got religious education from Moulvi Muhammad Hassan and started imparting education in his Madressah at Hyderabad. He also remained religious teacher in Balochistan. He started his own religious institution [Madressah] at his village and made cultivation of his Agricultural land as source of income. He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik. He breathed his last in 1932.
Moulvi Allah Bux ‘Abojho’:
He was from Mianwali and was appointed Salt Inspector in Sindh in 1880. He became close friend of Hassan Ali Effendi and played vital role in formation of Sindh Muhammadan Association. He was appointed Persian Teacher in Sindh Madressat-ul-Islam. He was elected as the member of the Karachi Municipality . He was poet also. He breathed his last in 1901.
Moulvi Allah Bux Baloch:
He was son of Abdul Halim of Banho Lakhr. After getting religious education from Moulana Attaullah Ferozshahi and Moulana Shafi Muhammad ‘Masjidi’, he started imparting religious education . He was poet and writer also. He wrote rejoinder to anti-Islam literature produced by Arya Samaj of Sindh. He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik and its Movements. He played vital role in organizing Khilafat Conference at Khairpur Nathan Shah. He breathed his last in 1920.
Moulvi Amir Muhammad Shah:
He was son of Syed Sodhal Shah of Aminani and was born in 1892. He after getting religious education from Moulvi Muhammad Arif of Parhyar and Moulvi Muhammad Hashim Ansari started his own institution at his villageAminani. He played his political role against British Government and remained associated with Khilafat Tahrik and later on Jamiat-ul-Ulema. He breathed his last on 26th of April 1949.
Moulvi Asadullah Shah:
Hakim Syed Haji Asadullah shah ‘Fida’ son of Allah Bux Shah was born on 30th of November 1869 at Old Tukhar. He got religious education from Hafiz Yousif, Moulana Muhammad Hassan Hyderabadi and Moulana Mahmood-ul-Hassan of Duoband. He edited ‘Bahar-I Akhlaq’  and wrote religious booklets. He was an outstanding poet of Sindhi and Persain. He was first rank Freedom Fighter and took active part in every movement launched against British Government. His political career started with his participation in ‘Silk Movement’. He played leading role in Khilafat, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Muslim League. He breathed his last on 10th of February 1926.
Moulvi Deen Muhammad:
Son of Gahino Khan Chandio,born in Buthi of Taluka Mirokhan.He was certified Moulvi and established his own Maderssah for imparting religious education.When Moulvi Faiz-ul-Karim of Tharoshah issued “Fatwa”(Religious Judgement) in favour of British Government and against the Khilafat Movement, Moulvi Deen Muhammad endorsed that Fatwa,but very soon he realized his mistake and joined Khilafat Camp and proved himself as a local leader of the Khilafat and established its branches at various villages.He also refused to accept Government grant for his Maderssah.He breathed his last on 15.09.1931.
Moulvi Deen Muhammad“Adeeb”:
Son of Pandhi Khanchanno,born on 21.03.1897 in Feroz Shah.Got religious education and earneddegree of Moulviship.Srarted imparting religious education in Maderssahs.JoinedKhilafat Tahreek in 1920 and took very active part in it.Later on he joinedJamiat-ul-Ulema Sindh.1936 he joined Muslim Political Party.He was a famouspoet & translater and have added more than 20 books in Sindhi Literature/language.He breathed his last on 27.02.1973.
Moulvi Deen Muhammad Buthvi:
He was son of Gahno Khan Chandio and was born at Buthi of Taluka Mirokhan. He, after getting Religious education from various Madressahs opened his own institution for imparting education. He was an outstanding leader of Khilafat Committee of District Larkano. His name will be remembered as a Freedom Fighter of his own right. He breathed his last on 15th September 1931.
Moulvi Deen Muhammad Paatai:
Son of Muhammad KhanBaloch,born in 1891 at village Pat Gul Muhammad.He was awarded degree ofMoulviship after completing religious education.Started imparting education in Maderssahs.He took part in Freedom Movement and for that purpose he joined Muslim League.He breathed his last on 13.04.1960.
Moulvi Dost Muhammad:
Son of Akhund Abdul Waris Lakhmir.Born in 1875 at village Khabar Lakhmir.Got religious educationand became Moulvi.Started imparting religious education in Maderssahs.JoinedKhilafat Movement in 1920 and preached Freedom Movement in capacity of the“Mubaligh”of the Khilafat Tahreek.He died in 1935.
Moulvi Deen Muhammad ‘Wafai’:
He was son of Hakim Gul Muhammad Bhatti and was born on 4th April 1894 at village Bhatyoon of Taluka Garhi Yaseen.He completed his education in 1913 and joined Journalism in 1920. He remained editor of Al-Wahid, Tauheed and Azad. He was scholar of his own right and eighteen books are on his credit. He was an outstang Freedom Fighter and proved his worth as leader in Khilafat Committee, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Jamina Nirbda Sindh Sagar Party. He breathed his last on 10th April 1950.
Moulvi Dur Muhammad Dol:
He was son of Mulla Vasul Muhammad and was born in 1886 at village Vasil Muhammad, near Jacobabad. He got Religious education from Moulvi Nabi Bux Odi and started imparting education at various places and for that purpose opened his Madressahs. He started his political career with joining Khilafat Committee and remained one of District leaders. He joined Jamiat-ul-Ulema also. He was an outstanding Freedom Fighter and breathed his last on 21 May 1951.
Moulvi Dur Muhammad“Khak”:
Son of Abdul RabKandhiro,born in 1895 in Village Kandhira Taluka Nasirabad District larkano.Gotreligious education and was awrded degree of the Moulviship.Started impartingeducation in Maderssahs.He was poet also.Joined Khilafat Movement in 1920 andMuslim League in 1940.He remained “Mubaligh”(Preacher) in both partiesand created awareness about Freedom Movement through his poetry.Hebreathed his last on 06.02.1981.
Moulvi Hamidullah Memon:
He was son of Gul Muhammad Memon of Belo village in Thatta District. He got religious education at Thatta and Larkano and remained student of Moulvi Abdul Rahim Khatti and Allama Attaullah Ferozshahi. He started impating education at village Sohu and Sujawal. He also spent on decade in Arabia. He took leading role in political activities and movement and remained associated with Khilafat Tahrik and Jamiat-ul-Ulema. He breathed his last in 1920.
Moulvi Illahi Bux Awan:
He was son of Ghous Bux and born in 1900 at Shikarpur. He got education from various teachers including Moulana Taj Mahmood Amroti, teachers od Dauoband and Medical education from Hakim Ajmal of Delhi. He took part in movements and political activities of Khilafat Tahrik and Jamiat-ul-Ulema. He breathed his last in 1964.
Moulvi Imam-u-ddin Shah Rashdi:
He was son of Syed Rashid-u-ddin Shah Rashdi of Thullah. He was one of the outstanding Freedom Fighter . He took active and leading part in Khilafat Tahrik. He breathed his last on 11th September 1931.
Moulvi Khair Muhammad Nizamani:
He was son of Haji Muhammad Suleman and was born in 1908 at Nim Liyar. He got Religious education from Mazhar-ul-Ulum, Khado and Dar-ul-Irshad, Pir Jhando. He joined journalism and remained associated or editor of various papers and periodicals such as ‘Talib-ul-Ilm’ [Karachi], ‘Bedari’ [Karachi; ‘Khadim-ul-Islam’ [Hyderabad & Mirpurkhas]; ‘Bab-ul-Islam’ [Hyderabad] and ‘Qurbani’ [Karachi].He was writer and Freedom Fighter. During Khilafat Movement he was sentenced to imprisonment also.He took active and leading part in Khaksar Tahrik and also joined Muslim League . He was included as member of Majlis-i-Shora constituted in ZiaMartial Law regime.
Moulvi Khuda Bux Bhutto:
He was son of Moulvi Nizamuddin Bhutto of village Edan Bhutto. Hr got religious education from Moulvi Qazi Usman, Moulvi Yar Muhammad Rajanpuri and started imparting education. He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik. He breathed his last in 1941.
Moulvi Khush Muhammad:
He was son of Wahid Bux Dhang and was born in 1889 at Miro Khan. After getting Relogious education established his own Madressah at his native village, started imparting education. He produced more than 400 Religious Scholars from his institution under his supervision. He remained student of Moulana Obedullah Sindhi and was influenced by his political thoughts. That is why he took part in politics and played role in Khilafat, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Muslim League. He breathed his last in 1976.
Moulvi Makhdoom Basruddin:
He was son of Makhdoom Ahmad Siddiqui of Sehwan and was born on 14th February 1866.He got religious education from Makhdoom Hassan-u-Allah Patai and also from Sindh Madressah, Karachi.He took active part in Khilafat Tahrik.
Moulvi Qazi Habibullah:
He was son of Qazi Abdullah and was born in 1894 at village Therhi of Khairpur Mirs. After getting religious education he opened his own Madressah known as ‘Dar-ul-Huda’ at his village. He took part in political activities, participated in movement launched against British Government and remained associated with Khilafat Tahrik, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Muslim League.
Moulvi Qazi Taj Muhammad:
He was Qazi Abdul Pahman and was born in 1900 at Nasrpur. After getting religious education, he opened Madressah at Village Faqir Faiz Muhammad and later on taught in various Madressahs including ‘Mazhar-ul-Ulum’, Karachi. Due to taking part in Movement launched by Khilafat Tahrik, he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment. He breathed his last in 1929.
Moulvi Saadullah Ansari:
Son of Haji Abdul Haq Qureshi,bornin 1868 in Hala.He got Sanad(Certificate) of moulviship from MaderssahMazar-ul-Ulum Karachi.He was appointed as a Mufti (Judge) in Khairpur MirsState and later on started imparting education in various Maderssahs.He was apoet & Hakim also.He took part in Freedom Movement by joining KhilafatMovement in 1920.He breathed his last in 1944.
Moulvi Sahibdino Bhutto:
His father’s name was Khabar Bhutto and was born in 1864 at Village Qadirpur of District Jacobabad. After getting religious education he started teaching at his village. He took part in Khilafat Movemrnt. He breathed his last in 1931.
Moulvi Sadaruddin Shah:
He was son of Sharaf-u-din Bukhari and was born in 1910 at Muradpur in District Jacobabad.He after getting religious education joined Journalism and founded weekly ‘Tanzeem’. He took active part in the Movement for the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency ans also remained president of ‘Sindh Azad Party’, Muradpur branch. He played his role in Pakistan Movement and for this cause joined Muslim League. He breathed his last in 1975.
Moulvi shafi Muhammad Babar:
son of Muhammad Hassan,born inArzi Naich of the District larkano.After completing religious education hestarted imparting education in various Maderssahs.He took part in the Freedommovement by joining khilafat Tahreek in 1920.He took initiate in openingbranches of the Khilafat Tahreek .He breathed his last in 1940 .
Moulvi Shafi Muhammad Sodhar:
son of Wali Muhammad,born inSodhari.Got religious education and was awarded degree of Moulviship. Startedimparting education in Maderssahs.Participated in the Freedom Movement and forthis noble cause joined Khilafat Tahreek in 1920.He was a poet and known as“Masjidi”,he was Mubaligh(Preacher) of the Khilafat Tahreek and utilized talentand time to create awareness for the Freedom of the country.He breathed his last on 22.08.1945.
Moulvi Zahoor-ul-Hasan Dars:
He was son of Moulvi Abdul Karim and was born in 1905 at Karachi. He took religious rducation and also did Matriculation from N.J.V.High School and Inter from Saint Patric College of Karachi. He was a poet and Scholar of his own right. He joined Muslim League in 1938 and played role in the Pakistan Movement. He breathed his last on 14th November 1972.
Mrs. J. G. Allana:
Born at Karachi, entered the Assembly as Sindh's youngest legislator. Before her entry into the Assembly.She was rewarded, as she has been elevated in the Muslim League Ministry to the Ministerial rank of a Parliamentary Secretary. She was incidentally the second Muslim woman in the whole of India to be a Parliamentary Secretary. She was Better Half of the eminent politician and poet G.Allana and mother of Piyar Ali Allana, Education Minister Sindh in PPP Government.
Muhammad Ali A.K ALVI:
Born on 15th of February 1882 in Karachi.Got education from Sindh Madressah and N.J.V.High School.Belonged to the Business community of Karachi. Partner in Messers Yousif Ali Bhai Karimji & Co.Municipal Councillor [1922-1927], associated with business bodies and other organizations. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’ -1932, Karachi)
Muhammad Ali Shah:
Son of K.B. Syed Hassan Ali Shah,born on 19th Sept.1906 in Matiari.He took part inpolitics and remained member of the District Local Bord Hyderabadbesides,member of the Sindh Assembly.He under the banner of Muslim Leaguestruggled for the freedom of the country.He breathed his last on 12.11.1961.
Muhammad Aslam Sheikh:
He was son of Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ibrahim Sheikh and was from Hyderabad Due to his valuable services he was honoured with title of Khan Sahib. After the death of late lamented leader Noor Muhmmad he shouldered the responsibilities of managing the Noor Mahomed High School, Hyderabad. He was a member of Hyderabad District Local Board for 10 years and a member of Hyderabad Municipality and was the Honorary Secretary of the Muslim Education Society, Hyderabad, and a member of D. G. National College Board and R.T.A. Hyderabad District. He was the Chairman of Lower Sind Zamindari Co-operative Bank Ltd. He took keen interest in co- operative movement and Muslim education.
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, K.B:
In 1923, he was elected as a member to the Bombay Legislative Council and continued to be a legislator without a break.He presented the case for separation of Sind from Bombay before the Statutory Royal Commission on Indian Reforms in 1929 and before Miles-Irving Committee in 1931 and served as a member of Bryne conference in 1932. He was the chosen representative of Muslims, to give evidence before the joint Parliamentary Committee which he did in 1933 in London. He played a vital role in the movement of separation of Sindh but, played more aggressive role in imposing One-Unit on Sindh in 1954 and helped others in capacity of the Chief Minister in snatching provincial status from Sindh.He became Minister of P. W. D. first in 1940 when Sind was separated. Again he became the Revenue Minister in 1942. In 1939 & 1941 he was the leader of opposition in Sindh Legislative Assembly. He had all along been a Muslim Leaguer and some time the President of Provincial Muslim League.
Muhammad Usman Khan Soomro:
A Land Lord and Zamindar of Karachi District was a great figure in the politics of Sindh. He was the nominated member of Tatta Municipality and an Hon.Magistrate. He was the President of Karachi District Local Board and Chairman of the School Baard of Karachi District Local Board. The Hall of K. D. L. B. was named after him because of his services to the Board. He was on the Port Haj Committee and on various committees appointed by Sind Government.
Muhammad Yousif Khan Chandio:
He was landlord, and a young rising Muslim M.L.A. Mr. Mahomed Yousif had done a lot to show his merit as a Parliamentary Secretary to P. W. D. Minister in Mir Ministry and to Revenue Minister and in Sir Ghulam Hussain Ministry.
Mahomed Yousif was member of Karachi District Local Board for a number of years. He was the Chairman of the School Board and started two English High Schools and also opened Girls Schools. He was a member of Sind Madrasah Board. He is a loyal subject of His Majesty's Government and had, by his active co-operation as a deputy leader National War Front, collected considerable collection for War Fund from his district.He was a director of Zamindari Bank Ltd., of Karachi District.
Mukhi Gobindram Pritamdas:
He was from the family of famous Mukhis of Hyderabad. He was the first Hindu Minister of Sindh Government when Provincial autonomy started functioning in Sindh. He was a Land Lord and a Zamindar and the Mukhi of Sind Hindu Panchavat in Sind, President Hindu Sabha at Hyderabad, President Hindu Anath Asram, President Bankers' Association, Hyderabad Sind. He was the Chairman Mukhi Chandumal Valiram Panjrapore Association and a member N.W.R. Advisory Committee, Sindh Cotton Committee, D. G. Sind National College Board and N. H. Academy, Hyderabad.
Mukhi Hiranand Dewandas Dembla:
He was from Old Sukkur and belonged to the Mukhi Family and was their leading Mukhi. It was due to his efforts that Old Sukkur was saved from the havoc of Sukkur riots, because Mukhi Sahib was respected both by Hindus and Muslims.He was a Bench Honorary Magistrate and Special Magistrate for a number of years. He was the Managing Proprietor of the Dembla Flour Mills and Co., of Sukkur. He was also owner of some Cotton factories in Bahawalpur State where he was held in high esteem by the Nawab Sahib.
Mukhi Mangharam Gurdinomal:
He was from Hyderabad and was educated at Cambridge and practised as a Barrister for some time. His business took him abroad where he lived for many years. He started the Hyderabad Electric Supply Corporation Ltd., and run it as its Managing Director for more than 23 years. He was elected as the President of Hindu Panchayat Federation. He was a member of D. G. National College. It was entirely through his efforts that Om Mandli was banned. He took keen interest in Industries, Female education and Panchayats.He was the only Bhaibund who gave his daughters the highest education.
Mukhi Wadhumal Naraindas, R.S:
He was from Bhaibund community of Hyderabad. He was a Director of Hyderabad Electric Supply Co., and Jacobabad Electric Supply Co.and was is connected with many institutions of Bhaibund community which were for the advancement of Bhaibunds. He earned the title of Rai Sahib from the Government
Mulchand Dayaram Bhavnani:
He was a pioneer of film industry in India and one of the most famous film Directors in India:He married Miss Enakshi Ramrau, a noted film star.
M. P. Naraindas, R.B:
He was a Justice of Peace, Proprietor of Messrs. Naraindas & Co., (Karachi, Lahore and Jullunder) entered business at an early age at Quetta. He was one of the leading Automobile dealers in India, controlling trade practically in the whole of North.He was a social worker, philanthrophist, devoted much of his time in uplift of his community and his charitable nature extends co-operation to all the needy institutions throughout India. He donated a magnificent sum of Rs. 2 Lacs for the construction of a Children Hospital in Lahore, and had sponsored a few medical relief centres for the poor in Karachi.He opened Vishindevi Kanya Vidyalava, Karachi..
He was President of the Karachi Club; President of the Shikarpuri Panchavat for many years; Member of the Cantonment Board, 1st Class Honorary Magistrate and President of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya; President, Hindu Bathing Ghats Association and many other institutions in Sindh and Punjab.
Najia Mir Daughter of Mir Muhammad Balouch was born on 1st May 1984 at Sukkur.She is a journalist by profession; began journalistic career in 2007 at the KTN News, First Sindhi Satellite News Channel. Started work as a researcher, handled research work for almost 8 months; later on worked as a content writer of the current affairs program *NEWS EXTRA*, then worked as Co- Director and Host of the same program. Her several news stories/packages on Political and Social issues and particularly related to human rights were aired in her program as well as in news bulletin, soon moved to main news studio for covering election 2008,and received KTN Best News Caster Award 2008, beside this She also hosted program *Follow up*, in which we focused on such issues once which were Lead/Super lead in newspapers and headlines in news Channels,She highlighted several forgotten issues in programs, and also covered Special Transmission of Long march (Restoration of Judges Movement in 2009) and its honor for her to host *Sindhi cultural Day* Special Transmission every year, which is being scheduled in month of December. She also worked as a youth parliamentarian and played active role as a member of Provincial Youth Parliament (2008-09). In 2010, was nominated for best News Caster female for Pakistan Media Awards, in the same year she covered Special Transmission of flood in Sindh, made a follow up package of flood affected family of Qambar-Shahdadkot-Sindh, which is residing in Karachi and not going back to their home town due to fear of unpredicted catastrophe. On that package she received Best TV Package awardfrom “Internews Europe” and Received Best TV Feature story award from “white Ribbon International” in March 2013. Sindh Excellence Award 2013 and Sindh Rani Award 2013 were also given to her on contribution in the field of journalism. Recently she visited United States through IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) for three weeks with task to study & analyze working envoirnment there and here in Pakistan. Soon after the completion of this project, she was recognized and honored by the International Human Rights Commission as their Ambassador of Good will for women empowerment& youth development for Asia Region .Besides, She is a member of PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists) and Member of SAWM (SAFMA) (South Asian women in media) ATJ (Association of TV journalists. During her media career she also continued her education with number of scholarship and distinction .She did Masters in English Literature in 2007 (3rd position ) , MBA in 2010 (Masters in Business Administration(2nd Position), Masters in Journalism(First class) in 2009, BCIT, Bachelor of Computer Science & Information Technology in 2005 (3rd Position).
Najmuddin A. Akhund
He did B.A in 1914.During his studentship in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi, he remained as a Secretary Literary and Debating Society for three years. After L1,.B., served as City Magistrate Shikarpur for several years.He started legal practice at Dadu in 1926. He was the First president of Dadu Municipality.Remained Legal Adviser to District Local Board, Dadu He was Director Co-operative Bank, Karachi and President, District Local Board, Dadu. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
Nana Nurudin Ahmed, K.B:
He started his early schooling in Shikarpur his father, K. S. Ghulamally was a Deputy Educational Inspector, he continued it in the N. J. High School, Karachi and ended by winning the Sir Maxwell Mewille Prize in the D. J. Sind College. He joined the Sind Educational Service as an assistant teacher and retired as Educational Inspector in Sindh in 1936.,That his ability was early enough recognized is apparent from the fact that he was the first Muslim to be appointed as Head Clerk to the Educational Inspector, the first Muslim to be appointed Personal Assistant to the Educational Inspector, the first Muslim to be the Principal of the Training College which post he held for the record number of 13 years and the first Muslim to be appointed Educational Inspector in Sind. In 1933, the Government conferred on him the title of Khan Bahadur, he again being the first Muslim in the Educational Department to be so honoured. After his retirement from Sind Service, he was appointed Vice Principal of the Rajkumar Chiefs College at Rajkot, in Kathiawar, which post he held for two years. His services were also taken up by the Government of India, in the Commerce Department as special officer, War Risks Insurance, Sindh and Baluchistan. Khan Bahadur Nana Ghulamally was nominated member of the Hyderabad Municipality, a member of the Hyderabad School Board, and he represented the Hyderabad Municipality on the D. J. Sind College Board. He was a District Scouts Commissioner for the City of Karachi.
Nandiram Jamnadas Radhakishinani:
He was educated in N. H. Academy, Hyderabad. A prominent student of the D. J. Sind College, where he took keen interest in the social life of the College, and was Gymkhana Secretary in 1925. In 1934 he was elected a Director of the Provident Insurance Society, Karachi, where he did useful work on behalf of the Policy-Holders. In 1939 elected as Vice-Chairman and Vice-President of Sindh Scouts Association. Started life as an Income-Tax Expert, in 1932, and within a short time was at the top of his profession, and was ranked as Sindh's Number ONE, as an Income-Tax Practitioner. His publication on Income-Tax in Sindhi which is the first of its kind, after the new amended Income-Tax Act of 1930 came into force, was an asset to the Income-Tax Payers. He was Vice-President of the Bhatia Panchayat in Karachi
He was born on 15th November 1912 at Pad Eidan and after partition migrated to India, where he settled in Ajmir. He was a fiction writer and critic. Some of his books are: ‘Malhin’ (Novel-1942), ‘Withva’ (Novel-1943), ‘Ghareban Jo Warso’ (Novel-1946) and ‘Shah Joon Soormyoon’ (1944).
Naraindas Teckchand Thadhani:
,He was a Zamindar from Keti Bundar and an Honorary Magistrate with first class powers from 1926 till the time that the system of Honorary Magistrate was abolished. He remained as a member of the District Local Board, Karachi for a considerable period, was a member of School Board, of District Local Board of Karachi and its Vice-Chairman also.He was the President of Keti Bunder Municipality for 14 years.He worked on various committees such as Rural Uplift Committee Agricultural, Irrigation, Vigilance and Dufferin Fund Committee etc., He took keen interest and active part in War Fund activities and was a Deputy Leader of National War Front and has himself paid and collected handsome donations for War Fund. For his services to the public and Government, he was made a Rai Sahib.
Born in August 1890 at Hyderabad and migrated to India after partition. He was Freedom Fighter and writer of his own name. Did wonderful contribution to Congress activites, political literature and Sindhi literature. Some of his books are: ‘Baranyoon Boliyoon’, ‘Kashmir Jo Sair’, Gujrat’, ‘Sindh Ja Hunur’, ‘Gothani Chahar’, Jeli Jewat’, ‘Mirani Sindh’, Mahatma San Galhyoon’, and ‘Jawahir Atam Katha’ etc. He breathed his last on 19th February 1974.
Narainsing Harising Advani
(Rao Sahib) He after doing Matriculation in 1898 got admission in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi.-. After passing the L. C. Examination joined the Educational Department and remained Headmaster, N. J. V. High School, Karachi. He earned title of Rao Sahib.
Nasir Ahmad Memon alies Nasir Aijaz did B. Com from Sindh Government’s Sachal Sarmast Commerce College, Hyderabad 1975. He has 38-year experience as subeditor, reporter, magazine editor, news editor, bureau chief and editor in different newspapers including Sindhi language dailies like Hilal-e-Pakistan, Barsaat and others, and as reporter in English daily Pakistan Observer, Islamabad from January 1976 to December 1999. Run the renowned Sindhi Daily Barsaat as Editor and Managing Editor. Lastly, as Bureau Chief and Editor, Pakistan Press International news agency from January 2000 to July 2013. He has remained Country Representative of South Korea-based news agency AsiaN and its Magazine N since November 2011; Covered sessions of Sindh as well as National Assembly for decades. Did reporting of elections, political agitation and violence since 1977. He has Hosted over 500 current affair programs on PTV for 10 years from 1981. Participated as analyst in dozens of programs of other private TV channels since 2002. Did hundreds of radio programs at Radio Pakistan, Karachi. Has remainedHead of PPI (Pakistan Press International news agency) radio news service from February 2008 to July 2013.Has Served for seven years the US-based toll free telephone news service In-Touch, meant for Overseas Sindhis . He is Author of Two novels translated from English literature, a compilation of own columns, a booklet on life of Sindhi General Hosh Muhammad Sheedi, published by Sindh Culture Department for Children and a travelogue (Journeys to nine different countries . On his credit are around 500 articles on politics, literature, human rights, history, culture, environment and social issues published in Sindhi, Urdu and English. Has earned Sindh Governor’s Gold Medal for Best Reporting and APNS (All Pakistan Newspapers Society) Award for Best Reporting. He is member of Karachi Press Club, Asia Journalists’ Association AJA South Korea and Governing Body, Karachi Public Transport Society . He was Elected President of Shanti Nagar Welfare Association in 1993 and Established English medium Shah Abdul Latif Grammar school at Shanti Nagar, Karachi under the welfare association.
Nawab Jam Jan Mahomed Khan, Sardar Bahadur:
He was son of Muhammad Shaif Junijo, Land Lord and Zamindar, Nawabshah and Mirpur Districts and was the direct descendant of Samo ,Jam who ruled over Sindh in the days of Sarno period. He was the Sardar of .Junejo who are over twenty-five thousands in Sindh. Nawab jam Sahib had given thousands in charity and his charity was worth mentioning. He gave Rs. 36,000 for Ida Reu Blind Hospital and Rs. 34,000 for the School for Blinds. He paid the cost of Hamidali Library, Nawabshah and had done many more useful works. For his unique services to the public, Jam Sahib was made Khan Bahadur in 1925 and he became Sardar Bahadur in 1934 and in 1942 he got the title of Nawab. Nawab Jam Sahib was one of the oldest sitting member of Sind Legislative Assembly representing Sindh in Bombay Legislative Assembly also. He was the member of the District Local Board, Nawabshah for over twenty years. He was a special Magistrate for 10 years and the Chairman of Bench Magistrate for also a similar period. He was one of the most important members of Sind Legislative Assembly and his rich experience as one of the oldest members of the Assembly was a great value to the House where he had been taking keen interest in its deliberation and introgation.
Nusserwanji Rustomji Mehta:
He was the Pioneer of very important factories in Sindh. The Tiles Factory which he started in 1908 was the first of its kind in Sindh. The Hyderabad Ice Factory which he started in 1900 too was the first Ice factory in Sindh and so was the Water Works which he started in Karachi. Besides this he had his Salt Works at Mauripur and also Bharat Tiles Marble Factory at Bombay. The Karachi Steam Roller.Flour Mills was also started by him. In business circle he was known as the Grand Old Man of Sindh founding many concerns and factories.He was also known for his charityand large heartedness.He lived upto the age of 77. He was father of eminent politician, freedom fighter and Mayor of Karachi Jamshed Mehta.
Parmanand Mewaraun Advani:
M. A. B.Sc. Passed Matriculation in 1903. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi. Left College service in 1919. He remained as a Principal of the School for the Blind, Karachi. He was a prominent Theosophist. (Source:D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935)
He started life with a small beginning and rose to be the Public Prosecutor for Sindh in 1933. He was one of the most eminent lawyers in Sindh and was the Public Prosecutor of Hyderabad for a number of years. In 1934 he was nominated by the Sind Hindu Sabha as their candidate for Central Assembly against Mr. Lalchand Navalrai but he lost. He was a member of the Sind Advisory Committee in 1936.
Pahlaj Wassamal Abichandani:
He left D.J.Sindh College, after passing Inter Arts and later Science in 1920. Did B. Sc. (Hons) Civil Engineering from Edinburg University in 1922. He was osted as Assistant Executive Engineer in Sukkur Barrage 1923. He aldo remained as Assistant Engineer, P.W D. Dadu. (Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
Pahlajsing Bijasing Advani,
Graduated from D. J. Sindh College, Karachi and Wilson College Bombay in 1914.Won University Medal. Did M. A. 1915 and LL.B. 1917.He was Senior Advocate and partner of Messrs. Tolasing & Co.He was appointed Professor S. C. Law College in 1926. He was a Reporter for `Indian Cases' Lahore. Edited Sind Law Reporter also.He was author of A Manual of Company Law. He also remained President of the Young Amil Association.(Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellay, 1935).
Pahlajsing Lalsing Lulla:
He was a Zamindar, Land Lord and Contractor from Shikarpur. Rai Bahadur was a keen social worker of his city and an important member of Shikarpuri Hindu Panchayat. He was a member of R. B. Udhavdas Civil Hospital, Shikarpur and also member of the Shikarpur College. He was a member of Sukkur Jail and was the President Shikarpur Municipality besides Justice of Peace.
Parmanand Rewachand Khilnani:
After passing his matriculation examination with distinctions from the N. J. High School Karachi, he joined D. J. Sind College where he passed his M.A. examination in 1935. Throughout his college career he was a brilliant student taking keen interest in College activities. Both in B.A., and LL.B., he obtained a high znd class. He was member of the Managing Committee of the Karachi Bar Association and iwaselected as the auditor for the year 1943-44. He studied up to LL.M., (Master of Laws) examination of the University of Bombay.He was a good writer and had contributed many articles in news papers and Magazines.
Parsram Hiranand Sachanandani:
He was born on July 11, 1911 at Tando Adam . He started writing under the name of ‘Parso’ and ‘Ranjor’ but adapted the pen name of ‘Zia’ (Light) as per advice from his Guru, Shaikh Murad Ali Qazim.
Some of his poetic contributions are: ‘Baug Bahar’ (Be Evergreen), poems for children in 1954, ‘Alaap Zia’ (Verses of Zia) in 1958, ‘Paigham-e-Zia’ (Message of Zia) in 2000 and ‘Geet Briha Jaa’ (Songs of Separation).
During his lifetime, he was honoured with awards on numerous occasions for his works of poetry, songs, translation. The first was in 1943 by the Government of Sindh for his collection of poems titled, ‘Tasveer Ahsaas’ . Later in India, he received the most prestigious Award from the Ministry of Education for his outstanding literary works. In addition, he was showered with several Awards, Trophies and Gifts by several Sindhi Associations He.wrote songs for number of Sindhi films like ‘Abana’ (Parents), ‘Laadli’ (Beloved), ‘Jhulelal’ (God of Sindhis), ‘Insaaf Kithe Aahe’ (Where is justice), ‘Kanwar Ram’ and ‘Rai Diyach’. He recorded over a thousand songs with almost every famous Sindhi Singer that have immense following in Sindh and among migrant Sindhis in India and worldwide. He also wrote songs in Urdu and Hindi and ‘Badhi Bhool Hui, Tujhe Pyaar Kiya’ was his hit son His Sindhi poetic-translations of Bhagvat Gita, Jap Saheb, Naaen Mahile Ja Salok, Sukhmani Saheb have found place in almost every Sindhi family.
He passed away on October 28, 1958.
Pir Agha Abdullah Jan Sarhandi:
He was also known as ‘Shah Agha’. He was son of Khowaja Muhammad Hassan Jan Sarhandi and was born on 22nd of January 1888 at Thakhar. He was Religious Scholar, Poet and Freedom Fighter. He wrote more than a dozen of books in Persian and Sindhi also. He started his political career by joining Aman Sabha but, without fail left pro-government camp and joined Khilafat Tahrikh. He also remained in Jamiat-ul-Ulema. He breathed his last on 7th April 1973.
Pir Ghulam Hyder Shah :
Son of Sahibdino Shah,born in 1895 in Bulri.Became Gadinasheen of the Dargah of Shah Abdul Karim of Bulri after death of his father.In 1926. He was elected member of the Mumbai council and after the sepration of Sindh from Mombai presidency he was elected as member of the Sindh Assembly in 1945.He took part in the freedom movement.
Pir Illahi BUX,:
He was born in 1897. After passing his matriculation examination, he joined Aligarh College in 1918. Being a Nationalist, he joined the Congress Non Co-operation movement in 1921. He was a member of the All India Congress Committee and was also Secretary Provincial Khilafat Committee. After the Non Co-operation movement, he again joined Aligarh College in 1927 and got his M.A. and LL.B. Degrees. He then started his practice as a pleader in Larkana. He was elected to Sind Legislative Assembly in 1937. He became the Revenue Minister in 1938 and Minister for Education in 1939 and again in 1941.
He was one those responsible to raise Sind Madressa High School into a college, the opening ceremoney of the same was performed by Mr. Jinnah on 21st June 1943. In order to better the state of Sind Zamindars,his famous Bill, "Zamindar Children Act" of 1941, by which every Zamindar must educate his children, otherwise he will be penalized, will always be remembered as one of the most progressive legislation in the interest of Upper Class
Pir Rushidullah Shah:
Son of Pir Rasheed-u-ddin Shah Rashdi,born in 1860 at village Pir Fazulullah.He was certified religious leader(Moulvi),Extended cooperation to Moulana Obaidullah Sindhi and helped him in leaving for Afghanistan so as to launch movement against British rule.He was active leader of the Reshmi Roomal.During Khilafat Movement he played vital role .In June 1920 he presided over Larkano Khilafat Conference and also donated Rs 30,000 to Angora Fund.He breathed his last on 19.05.1922.
Pir Turab Ali Shah:
He was son of Syed Abdullah Shah and he was born on 2nd of November 1857 at Ali Khan, near Kambar. He was one of the outstanding Religious Scholar and Freedom Fighter. He participated in most of Conferences and meeting of Khilafat Committee and Jamiat-ul-Ulema in Sindh and Hind. He breathed his last on 17th of March 1938.
Pir Zia-u-ddin Rashdi:
He was son of Pir Rushudullah Shah Rashdi and was born on 20th June 1887 at Pir Jhando of Taluka Hala. He got religious education in ‘Dar-ul-Irshad’ at Jando and remained student of Moulana Obedullah Sindhi. He was Freedom Fighter of his own right and remained active leader in Khilafat Tahrik, Jamiat-ul-Ulema and Sindh Sagar Party. He breathed his last on 15th February 1957.
Pirbhdas Birahamchari :
Born on 21.02.1903 in Nausheroferoz.He was poet,writer & publisher of his own right.He gave approx. 100 books as a publisher. He advocated Congress political philosophy and by this contributed towards Freedom Movement.His translation work “Congress Kahani”still occupies importance in Research Source-Material.After the partition he migrated to India,where he breathed his last.
Pir Muhammad Thebo :
Son of Fakir Muhammad Thebo, born in Tando Kaisar.He got religious education and was awardwd degree of Molviship.Joined politics as a member of Aman Sabha -pro Government political organization,but later on came in camps of freedom fighters. He took active part in Khilafat Movement.
Pir Rushidullah Rashdi:
He was son of Pir Rasheed-u-ddin and was born in 1860 at Pir Jhando. He started his political career with taking part in Silk Movement [Reshmi Roomal Tahreek] of Moulana Obedullah Sindhi. He was one of outstanding leaders of Khilafat Committee and presided over Larkano Khilafat Conference in 1920. He was also a source of financial support to Khilafat Committee. He breathed his last on 19th May 1922.
Born on 17th September 1924 at Hyderabad and migrated to India after migration where she settled in Mumbai. She started her literary career in 1947 and later on earned name and fame as Fiction writer of her own right. Some of her books are: ‘ Rangeen Zamani Joon Ghamgheen Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories), ‘Kali Ghulab Ji Sagar Sharab Ji’ (Short Stories), ‘Manjo’ (Novel), ‘Hasratun Ji Turbat’ (Novel), ‘Jia Mein Jhori Tan Mein Tat’ (Novel) and ‘Sindhi Sahit Ji Jhalak’etc.
Son of Hotchand & brother of famous figure of Sindh history-Seth Naunmal, born in 1827 in Karachi.He was an outstanding Business man of his times. He remained President of “Sindh Sabha”for years and it was the tenure of his presidency when “Sindh Sabha”stood disintrigated and twin new organizations-“Sindh Muhammadan’s Association” and “Sindh Hindu Sabha’ took birth.He died in 1885.His name has been included in the Freedom Fighters on the plea that “Sindh Sabha”played vital role in launching social & political awareness in educated class of Sindh and it paved way of joining most of the main stream of the country politics
Hashmatrai Lekhraj Chablani was born 29th September 1889. Educated at N.H.Academy . He was first Sindhi who stood first in Matriculation Examination of the Bombay University. He graduated from D.J.Sindh College. He also stood first in M.A in 1911 After spending some time as a Lawyer, he took his first appointment as Professor in Muzafarpur. He also served in various institutions in various capacities and some of them are Lahore College, Benares University; Elphinstone College; Hyderabad College; Delhi University; Secondary Board of Education. He wrote many articles and important books such as ‘Indian Currency, Bancking and Exchange’, ‘Reading in Indian Constitution and Administration’ and ‘Economic conditions of India during the Sixteenth Century’. He was the brain of the Anti-Separationists and produced the mass of literature against separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency. He breathed his last on 14th of January 1934.
The D.J.College Miscellany, 1935 narrates his life story in the following words: Born 20th September 1889. Stood first in the University at Matriculation. Scholar at College. Won Telang Medal. First a schoolmaster, then a Professor of History and Economics in several Colleges including the Elphinstone College, Bombay. For some-time Principal, Sind National College, Hyderabad. Subsequently head of the Economics Department, Delhi University. Written books on Indian Currency and Exchange. \Was the spokesman of the Sind Anti Separatioionists. The province sustained a great loss in his premature death.
Prof. M. R. Shirazi:
He was born in Shiraz (Persia) in 1888. He came to Karachi and joined Sindh Madressah in 1902. He passed his Matriculation examination in 1907. He went to Bombay and took his B.A. degree of the Bombay University. It was there that he came in contact with Bahai movement. He carried on correspondence with His Holiness Abdul Baha, the Interpreter of Bahai cause and came a confirmed Bahai. He started his work for Bahai cause in 1912 in India and visited H. H. Abdul Baha in 1914. In 1922 he went to Haifa (Palestine) for pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Baba, Baha Ullah, and Abdul Baha. There he met his Holiness Shogi Effendi the Guardian of the Bahai cause. He then went to Europe and America as a Bahai Missionary and spread the cause far and wide. Late Prof. Shirazi was the assistant Professor of Persian in the D. J. Sind College. He was the pioneer and founder of Bahai movement in Sind. He was the first President of Bahai Spiritual Assembly of Karachi which honour he held for many years. The Bahai convention in Karachi in 1922 was a grand success because of his untiring real and efforts. He worked for Bahai cause like one who was inspired. He breathed his last on 10 April 1925 at Hyderabad.
P. N. V. Rao:
He was from Andhra and came to Karachi and joined The Sind Observer as its Sub-editor. He was a Fellow of the Theosophical Society and was vice-president of the Karachi Youth Lodge. He was connected very early in life with the constructive work of the Congress, and was for some time joint secretary of the District Harijan Sevak Sangh and Hindi Prachar Samiti.
Qalandar Bux Soomro:
Son of Haji Muhammad Soomro,born on 25th of January 1880 at Dhoro Naro.He got Primary education in his village and Secondary education from Sindh Maderssah of Karachi and left school after passing 3rd standard.He was from famous family of Sadik Fakir.He took active part in freedom movement,and also remained member of the District Local Board besides, a member of Mumbai Council.He was assassinated on 7.6.1930.
Daughter of Qadir Bux Hakro, born on 14th April 1963 and breathed her last on 5th November 2011. She was an outstanding T.V Artist. Played role in so many dramas of PTV and KTN. She started this career from 1987.
Qurban Hussain G. Alavi:
He is a partner in the famous firm of Vousaf ali Alibhoy Karimjee & Co.and a Land Lord and a Merchant.He was a member of the Managing Committee of the Buyer's & Shipper's Chamber of Karachi. He was the acting Hon. Secy. of Muslim Chamber of Commerce, Karachi and also a Director of Food grain Syndicate of Karachi.He was a fine sports man, a member of Muslim Gymkhana, harachi and was the Hon. Secretary of Karachi Academy Sport Committee. As the Hon. Secretary of Karachi Academy Sport Committee he along with M.U. Abbasi the then Principal of Karachi Academy brought a revolution in the field of Sports. The Karachi Academy became the Champion of Inter School Hockey Tournament and also Inter School Cricket Tournament. It was during his and Mr. Abbasi days that the Scouts and students of Karachi Academy were sent to Quetta by the Commissioner-in-Sind to render help in Quetta Earth-quake, in 1935.He was a great social figure of Karachi. Besides Karachi Club, he was a member of many clubs and societies.
Born on 20th November 1911 at Larkano and migrated to Mumbai after partition of united India where he breathed his last on 31st March 1987. He was a man of a great name and fame in Sindhi Culture and Literature. He was a popular singer, dramatist, compiler and Novelist and Fiction writer. Some of his books are: ‘Quidi’, ‘Sharmela’, ‘Latifan’, ‘Asan –Jo Ghar’, ‘Shal Dhearoon Na Jaman’, ‘Moomal Rano’, ‘Sindhi Soughat’, and ‘Anokha Azmoda’ etc.
Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhugri:
Born on 15thJuly 1887 at village Dengan. Got primary education in his native village and secondary from Hyderabad School and Sindh Maderssah of Karachi.Bhurgri left the school when he found that his British principal was working against national education and patriotic students of the school. After doing Matriculation from Aligarah,he proceeded to abroad and returned as Barrester in 1908.He started law practice in Hyderabad and took active part in the politics.In 1919, his Hyderabad office was searched and raided by the police.He was outstanding political leader of All-India level. History of the All-India congress,Home Rule League,Muslim League & Khilafat Committee narrates wonderful stories of his political vision & wisdom,talent & potentialties. He remained a vocal member of the Mumbai council.He was first rank freedom fighter.He breathed his last on 9th March 1924.
Born on 26.05.1904 in Tando Allahyar.Remained President of Tando Allahyar Municipality for more than 20 years.He was active and effective local Congress leader.Founded and edited weekly “Satya Samachar”.Migrated to Ajmir soon after partition and died there on 11.01.1965.
Rai Sahib Gokaldas Mewaldas:
He is a leading Land Lord and Zarnindar from Larkana. He was a member of District Local Board, Larkana for 18 years without a break, President Ratodero Municipality for 16 years, Chairman School Board for 9 years, Member Taluka Local Board Ratodero over 10 years, Member School Board, Larkana District. He was a Justice of Peace and a Member of Sindh Legislative Assembly.
Rais Rasul Bux Khan:
He was son of Muhammad Khan, was a leading Land Lord and Zamindar of Nawabshah District.He was an important member of Nawabshah District Local Road and member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly and Justice of Peace.
He was a very resourceful and enterprising businessman. He started his hardware business during the last great war of 1914 and established for his firm an All India reputation for dignity and integrity. He gave generous help to various laudable causes. He bore the cost of two portions of the Sind National College of Hyderabad.
Rewachand Dowlatram Advani:
He served some time in the Treasury office & The Sindhi Translator's office.He was appointed as a Deputy Inspector and later Personal Assistant to Education inspector.He also served as a Hand Master N J.V School, Karachi. He retired in 1926.
Son of Jhamatmal,born on 29.04.1915 in Hyderabad.He was a leader of Arya Samaj and remained Commander of the Arya Veer Dal for years.Worked as the secretary of the Sindh Hindu Sabha also.Edited weekly “Pirbhat” for some time.Migrated to Ajmir after the partition
Ghulam Asghar Mangi was born on 05.08.1961. He joined Journalism in 1988 and has remained as News Editor, Daily Awami Awaz, Karachi, Editor, Daily Jaggo, Karachi; Editor, Daily Sindh Sujag, Karachi; News Editor, Daily Sach, Karachi; Sub- Editor, Daily Kawish, Hyderabad; News Editor, Daily Sobh, Karachi; Assistant Editor, Daily Tammer-Sindh, Karachi and News Editor, Daily Sindh, Hyderabad
He is member of the Press Club Hyderabad, and. Author of 10 Books in Sindhi language on Politics and Current Affair besides, about 400 Articles and Editorials in Various News Papers at his credit.
Sadiqali Moosajee Tapal:
He Land Loard, Merchant, Government Contractor from Bohra community of Karachi. He was the Chairman of Madressah Hussaini Primary School and a member of the Karachi Academy High School. He was a Municipal Corporator of the Karachi Municipal Corporation for a number of years and had worked on various committees of the same Corporation. He was the Chairman of Karachi Municipal Corporation Stores Committee. He was a leading leader of Bohra reformists party and was a partner of the famous firm of Ameejee Valee jee & Sons and was running the most notable Engineering work of Dock Engineering and Welding Works at Keamari which was the second biggest Engineering enterprise in Sindh.
Son of Dewan Shoukiram, born on 23.03.1863 in Hyderabad.He did Matric in 1879 and B.A in 1883.He earned position of a role-model in our history.He remained very active leader of the first ever Socio-political organization ofSindh-“Sindh Sabha”.He introduced the Congress in Sindh.He was a pioneer of“Barhmo samaj” in Sindh.Founded school in Hyderabad and published “Sarswati”& “Sudhar Patreeka”under his editorship.He intended to educate his daughters from reputed institution and went to Bekanir for this purpose where he breathed his last on 14.07.1893.He was one of those leaders who gave vision about the political thinking.Sadhu Hiranand influenced the social & political future of his countr
SADHU T. L. VASWANI :
Thanwardas Lilaram Vaswani was born 0n 25th November, 1878 in Hyderabad Sindh. When he was a boy, he attended the Academy at Hyderabad-Sind. As a boy, he first learned about the sacred texts called the Upanishads from Upadhyaya Brahmabandhav, a Brahmin from Bengal who adopted Christianity. Later in his lifetime, Sadhu Vaswani was recognized as an accomplished proponent of the Upanishads and a skilled interpreter of the Bible and the Qur'an.
He passed his Matriculation and completed his B.A. from the University of Bombay in 1899. After completing his B.A. examination, he received the Ellis Scholarship and became a Dakshina Fellow at D.J. Sind College in Karachi while studying for his master's degree. He received his M.A. degree also from the University of Bombay in 1902. He then asked his mother for permission to devote his life to the service of God and man. His mother desired that her son have success in life and would not agree. As a result, Vaswani agreed to take a teaching job at his alma mater, Union Academy. His mother sought to arrange a marriage for her son but Vaswani vowed to remain a brahmachari and never to marry. He soon accepted a position as Professor of History and Philosophy at Metropolitan College in Calcutta. There in Calcutta Vaswani found his guru, Sri Promotholal Sen, called Naluda.
After receiving his M.A. degree, at the age of 22, Vaswani took a job at Union Academy, his alma mater. After a few months, he accepted a position as a Professor of History and Philosophy at City College, Kolkata in 1903. In 1908 he moved to Karachi to join D. J. Science College as Professor of English and Philosophy, before participating in the Indian independence movement.
In July 1910, when Vaswani was 30 years old, he and his guru, Sri Promotholal Sen, sailed from Mumbai to Berlin. In August 1910, they participated in the Welt Congress or the World Congress of Religions in Berlin. Sadhu Vaswani spoke to the conference as a representative of India and expressed a message of peace, tranquility, the helping and healing of India, and Atman. He founded Sadhu Vaswani Mission in 1929, in Hyderabad.
He was 40 years old when his mother died. He fulfilled his promise to her to work and make an income during her lifetime, but after her funeral he resigned his employment. He was an early supporter of Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement. Upon his motion and under his influence the Sind Political Conference of the Indian National Congress passed a resolution regarding the NonCooperation program. He wrote many books, which include: India Arisen; Awake, Young India!; India's Adventure; India in Chains; The Secret of Asia; My Motherland; Builders of Tomorrow; and Appostles of Freedom. The Government of India issued a postage stamp in his honor. He breathed his last on 16th of January 1966.
Advocate of Hyderabad was a leading lawyer of his days. Though an advocate he dedicted his life to the service of Sindh. He was one of those who gave Sindh a political life. A trained and tried leader he tried his best upto the end of his life to bring about Hindu-Muslim Unity in Sindh. Being one of the closest friends of late Hon'ble Ghulam Mahomed Bhurgri and a true disciple of late Dr. Annie Besant of Theosophical Society, he did not leave any stone unturned to bring about everlasting unity between the two sister communities of Sind. It was men like Mr. Santdas who saved Hyderabad from communal quarrels. He was not cnly an advocate of out standing merit, but a leader of a sterling character. Late Mr. Santdas will be known in the history of Sind as a towering personality in politics more than a leading lawyer of ability and importance.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
Sardar Haji Muhammad Lukman:
He was son of Sardar Muhammad Yakub.He was a member of Nawabshah District Local Board and a member of the Standing Committee of the same Board. He was a nominated Member of Taluka Board, Shandadpur for a number of years. He was the president of Sunjoro Taluka Zamindar Association and the Chairman of Sunjoro Medical Board. He was nominated on the Agriculture Board by the Sindh Government. He was a member of Sindh Madrasah Board and its Standing Committee. He was also a member of Naushoro Feroz Madrasah Board. He was a Patron of Muslim Jamait Gharikhatta, Karachi, Patron Nanjuwan Muslim Jamait, Nawabshah. Member of the Self Government Institute in Sindh.. He was the President of Sunjoro Masjid Board.He as a Sub-National leader took keen interest in National War front movement.
Sardar Muhammad Yakub:
After passing his matriculation examination of the Bombay University in 1875 standing first among the Sindh Candidates, he entered as a clerk in Revenue Department. By his hard work and dint of merit he rose to the highest post which an Indian could hold in those days of Deputy Commissionership of Tharparkar. In 1903 he was appointed as the Vazir of Khairpur State which post he held till his death. Sardar Sahib had a passion for education. The Khairpur High School and Boarding House were his creations. It was he who modernised Khairpur State by building the most magnificient buildings the noblest among them being the present Faiz Mahal. He was elected as a member of Bombay Legislative Council from Sind in 1904 and he did very useful work for the betterment of Zamindars there. He presided over the Dacca Muhammdan Education Conference. He remained president of the Sindh Muhammadan Association also. (Source: Dr.Mumtaz Bukhari’s Ph.D Thesis on the topic of The Role of Sindh Madressah & Mirza Kalich Baig’s History of Khairpur).
Sardar Tirathsingh J. Lalvani:
He Was a Municipal Corporator, Karachi, and the Sikh representative on Shromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar. Was the Chairman of the Reception Committee of Sindh Sikh Conference held in Karachi in 1941 He was a trustee and member of various religious trusts and committees.His famous firm of J. Tirath & Co., doing business in Drugs and Medicines in Karachi was the first Sindhi enterprise in Chemist line started in 1918, doing business in India and outside, representing sonic of the most leading Foreign and Indian Manufacturing Firms of Medicines. The firm represented the most notable Indian Manufacturing concern of Calcutta the Bengal Chemical & Pharmaceutical Works Co., Ltd. He was known in Sindh as the pioneer in the art of advertising. Before him no one in Sindh knew the value of advertising. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Shafi Muhammad Mangio:
Son of Muhammad Bachal,born in1890 at village Chhatan Shah of Taluka Sakrand.He was Dastarband Alim(Certified Moulvi). He took active part in the Freedom Movement and for achieving this noble aim,he joined Khilafat Tahreek,later on Sindh Azad Jamaitand Jamina Narbida sindh Saghar Party of Moulana Obaidullah Sindhi.He also tookpart in the Movement for the separation of Sindh from Mombai Presidency.He died in 1970.
Shafi Muhammad Nizamani:
He was son of Mir Muhammad Nizamani and was born in 1892 at Karam Khan Nizamani of Taluka Hala. Though, he was a Religious scholar but tool interest in social and political activities. He was a member of the District Council, Hyderabad. He took active part in the Movement for the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency. He was an active leader of Khaksar Tahrik of Allama Masriqui. He breathed his last in 1970.
Seth Alibhoy Karimji Alavi:
He was the founder of the famous firm Yusafali Alibhoy Karimji & Co., Napier Road, Karachi. The firm was started by him in 1896. It is one of the most reputed firm of Karachi, doing Export and Import business. It exported grain, flour, etc., and imported Sundries, Piece Goods, Hardware, etc. They were the representatives of the world famous American Company of Messrs. Muller & Phipps (India) Ltd., dealing in various wares all over the world. They also represented the well-known file manufacturers Messrs. Nicholson File Co. The firm also represented the Eagle Star Insurance Company Ltd., The Western Assurance Co., Ltd., and The Eastern Federal Insurance Co., Ltd. (Source: ‘The Courful Personalities of Sindh’, bu M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Bulchand Thakurdas:
Better known amongst his large circle of friends as Major Bulchand he spent a large part of his life in Japan from 1912 to 1936 with frequent visits to India in between.
Apart from having one of the largest and most efficiently organized export concerns in Japan, Messrs. Kewalram & Bulchand, with connections throughout the world and own offices at Yokohama, Shanghai, Singapore, Sumatra, Bombay, Karachi, and also in London, Spain and France, he was one of the most prominent citizens of Yokohama, doing every-thing possible to promote Indian interests in Japan and to foster Indo-Japanese cultural, social and trade relations.
He was a very popular personality there, and amongst other things, was President of The Indian Merchants Association at Yokohama and also the first President of The Indian Social Society at Kobe.He also opened a branch at London, a similar export organization, which, in spite of the war, was carrying on -being managed by the European staff.
After his return from London in September 1940, Mr. Bulchand he become a keen industrialist and expanded his interests in India. He was a co-owner of The National Textile Printing Works, a silk printing factory at Bombay, and was the Managing Director of Sind Steel Corporation at Karachi.The Major was a prominent member of the Karachi Club. (Source: ‘Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Chandanmal Moolchand:
He was a Land Lord, Zamiudar and the well known Sindh Work Merchant, was the famous proprietor of Pohoomall Bros. (Europe). He was the President of Sind work merchants' Association for two years in succession because of his valuable services to the Bhaibund community. During the time of Quetta Earth Quake in 1935 he was the President of Quetta Earth Quake Relief Committee of Hyderabad. He was a member of Fair Prices Shops, Nursing Association of Hyderabad Civil Hospital, Red Cross Society, S. P. C. A. Hyderabad and Post and Telegram Association.He was a member of Masonic lodges of Hyderabad and a Director of Rotary Club of his City. He contributed monthly towards the funds of Wounded Soldiers' Canteen at Hyderabad Station. He was on the Managing Committee of Bhaibund Club of Hyderabad.He was also a member of both Jail Committees of Hyderabad. For all his valuable services he was awarded Medal and a Sword of Honour by the Sindh Government and was made a Justice of Peace. His contributions and collections for War Funds in Hyderabad as Sub-leader National War front, were much appreciated by the authorities. He was a Director of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company.
Seth Doongursee S. Joshi:
First of all he worked as a Brokers to M;`s. David Sassoon & Co., Ltd., Bombay in its opening in 1904. At the same time he enlarged his own business and soon rose to prominence as a merchant in the city. In 1919 he was elected President of the All India Pushkarna Brahmin Conference.He has sent out several deserving students of his own community as well as other Brahmin communities for higher studies both here in India as well as to England. He was a fervent advocate of Female Education, in which cause he donated a handsome sum of Rs. 20,000!- to the Gujarati Education Society for its Girls High School, which was named after his amiable wife, Shrimati ,Jhaverbai. He was a great compassion for the dumb and infirm animals and managed the Karachi Panjrapore Association, an institution for the betterment and service of the suffering animals, of which remained the President.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Ghanumal Tarachand:
He was a leading Land Lord and Zamindar of Tharparkar District. He was elected un-opposed as the member of Sindh Legislative Assembly. He was Justice of Peace also.
Seth Ghulam Hussain Ebrahimjee Lotia:
He was as a front rank leader of Bohra Community of Karachi. He was the General Secretary of Faiz Hakimi, a Bohra organization of world importance for over 25 years. He was the President of Faiz Hussaini Trust a world wide organization of Bohras for Pilgrims. He was an important member of Madrasah Hussaini and also he was the managing trustee of A. A. Mendrawalla Trust.He was a generous, gentle and kind towards one and all who came in contact with him.He was the first Bohra advocate in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Haji Imambux Haji Chandu:
He was Justice of Peace, Land Lord and General Contractor belonging to Marwari community of Karachi. He was a Municipal Corporator of the Karachi Municipal Corporation for about 4 years. He was a member of Haj Port Committee. He was the President of Marwari Slata Jamiat of Karachi. He was a member of Sindh Madressah Board and Muhmmadan Education Committee. He was the President of Ranchore Line Muslim League Council. Seth Haji Imambux had given thousands in charity and his charity. He presented a floating cup to the Sindh Madressah Old Boys Association which run an annual tournament of football. The income realised from the gate fee of the tournament is used for the purpose of fees for the poor Muslims students studying in Sindh Madressah.
Seth Harchandrai Vishindas:
Born in 1862 at village Manjho of the District Dadu.Did matric from Govt.High school Karachi.He get degree of the graduation from Elphinstone college Mombai in 1881.He did LL.b in 1885 and started practice next year .He remained member of the Karachi Bar for more than 40 years.,and also acted as its Honrary Secretary for some time.He was a member of the Karachi Municipality from 1888 to 1899.From 1899 to 1910,he was the legal advisor to Karachi Municipality,and its President from 1911 to 1921.From 1910 to 1921 he was a member of Mombai Legislative Council as a representative of the Municipalities of Sindh.He was the member of the ‘Rasai Commission’ appointed by the Mombai Govt., member of Matiari Firing committee, Trustee of the Port of Karachi for 9 years and its Vice chairman thrice. He was a member of Standing Committee of D.J.Sindh College and was one the founders of Karachi Club.This towering personality of Sindh had a passion for Politics. He was a strong Congress man and was the Chairman of the Reception committee of Congress Annual Session of 1913 and was President of many Congress Conferences in Sindh.He was a great believer of Hindu-Muslim Unity. He set a new trend in serving and loving freedom movement as a cause. It was in 1928 when he left his sick-bed to go to Delhi to vote for the Boycott of Simon Commission and journey from Karachi to Delhi at the advanced age of 66.He breathed his last on way to the Council-chamber. Seth Harchandrai was a true son of the Soil and a real freedom fighter. He and his friend Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgri were Nationalists to core and had a burning desire to see their country free from the yoke of foreigners. Hewas a towering personality of Sind. After passing his Law examination in 1885 he started his practice in Karachi and soon rose to be one of the best lawyers of Sind. He had a passion for Politics, because he was inspired with true zeal to serve the people of his province.
He was a member of Karachi Bar Association for 42 years and had acted as the Hon. Secretary for some time. He was a member of the Karachi Municipality from 1888 to 1899. From 1899 to 1910, he was the legal advisor to Karachi Municipality. From 1911 to 1921 he was the President of Karachi Municipality. As the President of Karachi Municipality he did a lot to modernise our City. He is one of the Makers of the Modern Karachi, "the Queen of the East". From 1910 to 1921 he was a member of Bombay Legislative Council as a representative of the Municipalities of Sindh. He did very useful work as a member of the Bombay Council and exposed the evils of Rasai and Lapo and was one of the members of Rasai Commission appointed by the Bombay Government. He was also a member of Matiari Firing Committee appointed by the Government. He was a Trustee of the Port of Karachi for 9 years and was its Vice-Chairman thrice. He was a member of Standing Committee of D. J. Sind College and was one of the founders of Karachi Club.
The book ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’provides information about him in the following words:He was a strong Congress man and was the Chairman of the Reception Committee of Congress of 1913 and was President of many Congress Conferences held in Sind. He was a great believer of Hindu Muslim Unity and was a Sufi by temperament. His love for his country and his loyalty to his party made him leave his sick bed to go to Delhi to vote for the Boycott of Simon Commission in 1928 and the journey from Karachi to Delhi at the advanced age of 66, was too much for him. He died on his way to the council-chamber; his physical remains were cremated on the banks of the sacred Jamna; and late- Pandits Motilal Nehru and Madan Mohan Malaviya, , late Mr. V. J. Patel, and Lala Lajpatrai were among his pall bearers.. At Delhi, the "Hindustan Times" described the event thus : "Every seat in every gallery was occupied, and even the ladies' gallery was packed not with the proverbial sardines, but with more picturesque butterflies. An animated full dress debate was expected and punctually at eleven o'clock almost every member was in his scat. But little did the busy whips, the officials swaggering in morning coats, the Nationalists and the Swarajists, all hopeful of a signal triumph, realise that before the bell for the division lobby would ring, another and more useful knell announcing the death of Mr. Harchandrai Vishindas, the oldest member of the Assembly, would sound and spread its pall of grief over the chamber. Little did these gentlemen know that at that very time, the great hero who at the risk of his life had undertaken to come to Delhi to record his lack of faith in the Simon Commission, was already preparing to lay himself on the altar of martyr-dom. Immediately after lunch I saw the non-official whips busy telephoning to various hospitals to obtain an ambulance to convey the brave Harchandrai to the Assembly. "Don't get him if he is not' fit," said one gentleman. "But he simply insists on coming," said one of the whips. They knew not that Mr. Harchandrai at that time had passed the stage when ambulances were needed, and had cast his vote finally and definitely in the lobby of immortality."
Seth Harchandrai Manurnal:
He was a Zamindar and Land Lord of TharParkar District, He was the President of Thar Parkar Hindu Panchayat and a member of Mirpurkhas Municipality. He comes from a very respectable Hindu family. His great grandfather had rendered services to British Government and he was given Jagirs for the services done by his forefathers
He was son of R.B.Udhavdas. He remained a Municipal Councillor of Karachi Municipal Corporation and a Councillor of Shikarpur Municipality. He took keen interest in Municipal affairs and was the Chairman of Public Health and Markets Committee of Karachi Municipal Corporation.He was Justice of Peace also.
Seth Hashim Haroon:
He hailed from the Khatri Community, and was born at Karachi in 1892. In 1904, he was made an apprentice in the business of his father, which was that of printer and binder.His press was recognised as great press in the whole of India. He had won rare distinctions in art-printing and was awarded Silver and Gold medals. His ingenuity obtained appreciation and applause even from for-flung America and England. He became the President of the Khatri Jamait in 1933.In recognition of his meritorious services, the Government of Sindh made him justice of Peace in 1943
Seth Jethanand Hiranand:
He was fromBhatia Community of Thatta, Karachi. He was the senior partner of the firm of Messrs. Hiranand Versimal the prominent Pearl Merchants and Zamindars and had a large connection in Pearl with the Persian Gulf. He was the Honorary Secretary of the Karachi Panjrapore Association; Honorary Liquidator of the Karachi Urban Co-operative Bank, Ltd., and a Trustee of Krishina Panjrapore, Thatta ; Director of Sind Observer & Mercantile Steam Press, Ltd., and Sind Daily Mail, Ltd., and Hindustan Safe Deposit Co., Ltd., Vice-Chairman of the Karachi Indian Merchants' Association ; Buyers' and Shippers' Chamber ; Gujrat Vidyalaya High School Chairman,Hindu Co-operative Bank, Ltd., Karachi ; on the Managing Committee of S. P. C. A. and Sharda Mandir, President of Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Karachi.
Seth Jhamandas Ramchand:
He remained as President of Mirpurkhas Municipality for a number of years, and also a member of District Local Board, Thar Parkar. He was the proprietor of Seth Pahlumal Motiram Cotton Ginning Factory Mirpurkhas, the President of Sind Cotton Ginning Association, Hyderabad. He was a leading Land Lord and Zamindar of Tharparkar Distt. For his services to the Public and Government he earned the title of Rai Sahib..
Seth Jethsingh Ramsingh:,
He was proprietor of Ramsing Talkies known as Rama Talkies. He was one of the leading Land Lords of Karachi and one of the Pioneers of Film Industries in Sindh.
Seth Lolumal Rewachand:
He remained Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for P.W.D. Local Self Government. He was an Honorary Magistrate for 10 years, he was a member of Mehar District Local Board for three years and a member notified Mehar Municipality for 20 years. He was an important member of the Mehar Hindu Panchayat and a life member of the Mehar High School and was a member of National War Front, Mehar.
Seth Mangaldas Rewachand:
He was a Land Lord, Banker, Merchant and Zamindar and a leading land owner of Karachi District. He was a member Karachi District Local Board, President, Hindu Panchayat of jati, owned rice factory known as Rewa Rice Factory at Hyderabad, Jati and Karachi and builder of houses in Karachi known as Rewa Mansions, etc.
Seth Manoohhai Doongursee:
Joined his father's business in 1021, and was appointed Broker of Messrs. David Sassoon & Co., Ltd., as partner of his father in 1924. He was a member of the Board of Karachi Port Trust 1930-32, Vice-President of Buyers and Shippers' Chamber, having served on its Committee for over 15 years. Senior Vice-President of the Karachi Indian Merchants' Association for 1936 and 1941 and President of the Gujarati Education Society for over 16 years. Manoobhai was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Karachi Health Association, a Trustee of the Gujarati Education Society Trust and Health Association, Managing Partner of the firm of Doongursee and Sons, Director, Sind Observer and Mercantile Steam Press Ltd. He was also Director of the Sind Daily Mail Ltd., The Bombay Fire and General Insurance Co., Ltd., & The Hindusthan Safe Deposit Co.,. Ltd., and was a member of the Local Committee of the Bank of India Ltd., Hon : Secretary, Ayurvedic Tuberculosis Relief Association, Assistant Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission and a member of the Managing Committee of the Karachi Panjrapore Association.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Naraindas Lilaram Rupani:
He was a Land Lord and Zamindar of Tando Jam and owner of a Cotton and Ginning Factory and also a Pressing Factory at Tando Jam. He took keen interest in social and religious affairs of his town and he was an important member of Tando Jam Hindu Panchayat.
Seth Naraindas Pohoomull:
He was born in 1888. He was a proprietor of the well known firm of Messrs. Pohoomull Brothers (India) with branches all over the world. Seth Naraindas Pohoomull apart from being a leading Sind work merchant was a man of considerably charitable disposition. He was a philanthropist and run a charitable dispensary for years in memory of his revered father Seth Pohoomull Khiamal in Hyderabad.He constructed a stall at the Railway Station of Hyderabad Sindh where Indian Soldiers while going to their Homes receive free refreshments, and to monthly expenses of which he had also conrtibuted. He contributed Rs. 2,000, - to the Lady Dufferin Hospital Fund for Maternity Home which also runs in the name of Seth Pohoomull Khiamal at Hyderabad. Rao Bahadur Seth Naraindas Pohoomull was awarded Sword of Honour for rendering valuable services to the Government and also for donating laudable amount to Lady Dufferin Hospital and Maternity Home. He was a patron of education started the First Sindhi School for Boys and Girls at Bombay. He gave free scholarships to many poor students of all Boys' and Girls' Schools at Hyderabad Sind. He was a member of Lady Dufferin Hospital Committee, Chief Patron of Scrap Committee and also Vice-Patron of Civil Hospital Nursing Association of Hyderabad. He was a sub-Leader of National War Front and a President of Sindhi Association of Bombay. He is a member of Fair Price Committee and also a member of Managing Committee of Jacobabad Electric Supply Co. He was Honorary Magistrate and Municipal Councillor of Hyderabad Municipality. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’ & other Sources).
Seth Muhammad Usman:
He was son of Khan Bahadur Abdul Sattar a prominent personality of Memon Community of Karachi. He was a Director of Quetta Electric Supply Company in the year 1938 and 1940, and also was a Municipal Commissioner in Quetta during the year 1938-1939. He was elected and nominated in place of his father who had retired from both after the Quetta Earth-quake. He was leading Military Contractor and was an important member of the Karachi Club, and various other Clubs of Karachi.
Seth Mulla Isaji Ismailji Ferozeporewala:
He was the proprietor of the famous and well known firm of Messrs. Ismailji Alibhoy & Son, Ferozeporewalla, dealing in general wares on Builder Road, Karachi. The firm representing some of the world reputed Manufacturers such as R. E. Dietz Co., New York, World's biggest Makers of Hurricane lanterns, Messrs. Masters Locks Co., U. S. A., Messrs. Husqvarna Vapen fabriks, Sweden, Manufacturers of Household wares and many other well-known manufacturers.He was Hon : Secretary of Faiz-e-Hakimi, the committee of Dawoodi Bohra Jamait of Karachi, also a trustee of Faize-Husaini a world wide Bohra pilgrim organisation. He was the Vice-Chairman of Mohomediyah School Board, and Chairman of Quettawalla Charitable Hospital.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’ , by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Partabrai Khaisukhdas:
He was Land Lord, Zamindar and Factory Owner.Also known as known as a great Nationalist of Sindh. He was a Congress Leader from 1917 to 1933, member Mirpurkhas Municipality for 12 years and was the President of same Municipality for a number of years. He was the member of Tharparkar District Local Board and its Vice-President for 10 years. He was the Proprietor of Cotton Ginning Pressing Factories of Mirpurkhas. He was a Justice of Peace and member of Sindh Legislative Assembly.
Seth Pessumal Mulchand Khiani:
He was the Sind work merchants associated with the firm of Messrs. Pohoomal & Brothers.He was a Municipal Councillor of Hyderabad Sind for 15 years, was its Vice-President too, and Hon : Magistrate for a number of years.
Seth Radhakishindas Naraindas Ahuja:
He was the proprietor of M/s. R. N. Ahuja & Co., the leading Photographers. He established his shop in Elphinstone Street, Karachi in 1938. He was one of the Capitalist partners in the leading concerns of Photographers Messrs. D. A. Ahuja & T. N. Ahuja & Co. of Rangoon which was established in 1885 in Rangoon, with branches. These leading concerns of photography were famous all over Burma and known throughout the world. They were sole Agents & Distributors for Burma, for practically all the well known Photographic Manufacturers throughout the world, i. e. Kodak, Agfa, Solo, etc.
Seth Rewachand Bhagchand:
He was a leading Zamindar of Karachi District. He was a member of Karachi District Local Board for 23 years. He was the President, Hindu Panchayat. He was a keen businessman.
Seth Rijhumal Gopaldas Bhervani:
He was son of Gopaldas Bhervani, a Land Lord Zamindar and Rice Factory proprietor was much respected personality of Tando Jam and Badin. He was the member of District Local Board, Hyderabad and was Chairman Sanitary Committee Badin.He was the President of the Hindu Panchayat Badin and the Sub-Leader National War Front. Rai Sahib was awarded a Lungi and Title by the Governor at Hyderabad Darbar for his services rendered to the War Efforts.
Seth Rewachand J. Advani:
He was a Land Lord, Zamindar and Banker, was a leading Zamindar of Karachi District and was a member of Karachi District Local Board. He was a member of Hindu Panchayat and Justice of Peace.
Seth Rupchand Seoomal Bhirvani:
He was a leading Land Lord and Zamindar and the proprietor of Cotton Ginning and Pressing factory of Tando Jam. He was the President of Tando Jam Hindu Panchayat.
Seth Shamdas Teckchand:
He was a member of District Local Board Tando Bago for 8 years and an important member of Tando Jam Hindu Panchayat. He was a Land Lord and a Zamindar.
Seth Shivji Kothari:
He was a leading Land Lord, and a business man of Karachi. He was also interested in the then newly established Steel industrial concern of which he was the Managing Director. He was the President, Karachi Aero Club Ltd., President, Rotary Club of Karachi. Managing Director, Sindh Observer, Director, Sindh Daily Mail Ltd., Member of the Board of Karachi Indian Merchants Association, Member of the Board of Buyers and Shippers' Chamber, Hon : Secretary, Gujrat Education Society, Hon : Treasurer, Ayurvedic Tuberculosis Relief Association and 0jha Sanatorium, Hon : Treasurer, Sind Boys Scout Association, Joint Hon : Secretary and Treasurer, Karachi Children Welfare Society and Remand Home, Chairman, Chaturbhuj Parpia Trust. He had been a member of the Karachi Municipal Corporation, a Trustee of the Port of Karachi and a member of the North Western Railway Advisory Committee, in the past.
Seth Sobhraj Chetomal:
Born in 1879 at Shikarpur. He was outstanding social worker, political leader & businessman of his times. He made handsome donations for social work in sindh such as Rs 40,000 for Women’s dispensary & kishin Devi Sobhraj Meternity Home in Karachi, Rs 20,000 to Sukkur Municipality for establishment of Maternity Home and Rs 7,500 for promotion of Scout movement in Sindh. He remained Councillor of Karachi for 20 years. He remained President of the “Social Service League” and “Karachi Indian Merchants Association”for years.He was also Vice President of “kanya Maha Vidyala”.Keeping in view his social stand & contribution, Government honoured him as First class Honourary Magistrate.In capacity of the Vice president of the “Sindh Hindu association”. He took part in the freedom movement. He breathed his last on 20.11.1928.
Seth Sukhdev Udhavdas:
He was grandson of Rai Bahadur Seth Vishindas Nihalchand.He was born in 1896 and was a Zamindar and Cotton Merchant, Karachi.He was the Director, Karachi Cotton Association Ltd.Member Managing Committee, Karachi Indian Merchants Association ; Trustee, Karachi Port Trust Board ; Member, Board of Refrees, Excess Profit Tax 1940 ; Member, Sindh Provincial Congress Election Tribunal ; Member Sindh Cotton Committee; Member Provincial Transport Authority, Sindh. In 1942 resigned Port Trust, Sindh Cotton Committee P. T. A. as Protest at Gandhi and other Congress Members arrest. Arrested and made security Prisoner on 21st October 1942. He was released from Sukkur Special Prison on 28th June 1943. Was Director of Karachi Hindu Co-operative Bank 1937-39 and its Chairman 1938-39. Took part in Satyagrah Movements 1930 and 32, and 1942. Twice jailed and fined Rs. 3500/-. During last Great War, joined as Sepoy in Indian Defence Force. (Source: ‘The Colourful Personalites of Sindh;, by M.U.Abbasi).
Seth Tahilram Seth Teckchand Bhirvani:
He was a leading Land Lord and a Zamindar of Tando Jam and a member of District Local Board Hyderabad. He was awarded a Sword of Honour by The Governor of Sindh at Hvderabad Durbar. He was a leading member of Tando Jam Hindu Panchayat and was a very keen social, religious and political worker of his town.
Seth Tarachand Dharamdas:
He was Zamindar, Land Lord and Merchant of "Thar Parkar District and nephew of late Seth Sitaldas and took keen interest in politics after the murder of his uncle. He was loved and liked both by Hindus and Muslims and he also served both communities in capacity of a member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly.
Sheikh Abdul Majeed;
Son of Dewan Lilaram,born on 7th july 1889 in Thatta. His Hindu name was Jethanand.He became a Muslim in 1908.Started his political career as a Political Secretary to Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhugri.He took part in Reshmi Roomal Tahreek and joined Congress in 1914.He participated in most of Annual Sessions of the all-India Cogress.He earned imprisonment for many times.After the Movement for the separation of Sindh from Mumbai he joined to Muslim League camp.He was a sincere and humble Freedom fighter.The fine record of selfless service of Sheikh Sahib was so much respected by the Muslims of Sindh that he defeated Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto then the Advisor to H. H. The Governor of Sindh in his own constituency of Larkana.In Sir Ghulam Hussain first Ministry, Sheikh Sahib was a Parliamentary Secretary. In the Ministry of Mir, he was a Minister. He along with Ghulam Muhammed Bhurgri and Harchandrai worked for the emancipation of Sindh.After the creation of Pakistan, though, he stood ignored but, played vital role as desired by political situation of the country. In movement launched against One-Unit, he played praise worthy role and same was case during agition against Ayub regime. He worked for restoration of democracy. He breathed his last on 24.05.1978.
Shivaram Tillumal Advani:
He was born in 1904. He did B.A in 1927 and LL. B in1929. He was appointed Sub-Judge in 1933. He also served as Secretary, Sindh Legislative Assembly.
Shewaram Dewanmal Vazirani R.B:
He was first nominated as Municipal Councilor, Karachi Municipality, in 1906; was appointed Member, Karachi District Local Board, 1909. Honorary Magistrate in 1911, was the first elected non-official President of the Karachi District Local Board, a predomintntly Mahomedan constituency, which office he held from 1920 to 1928, three successive triennial terms ; again elected by the same constituency as President for the triennial term commenced from 1-4-1937: was made a Rao Sahib in 1921; Rao Bahadur in 1927; Awarded Kings Silver Jubilee Medal 1935; In recognition of his services the District Local Board named their new Ferry Steamer plying between Thatta and Sujawal after him, as also the Rest House at Mangho Pir the Karachi Municipal Corporation named the Keamari Sindhi boys school after him, was Founder (in conjunction with Mr. H.N. Crouch Additional Judicial Commissioner of Sindh) of the Louise Lawrence Institute Karachi; Chairman, Municipal Gardens and Zoo Committee 1926 ; Chairman, Karachi Municipal School Board, 1927-30 Member of the following Local Bodies.
Sikandar Ali Baloch:
First leading male anchor of First Sindhi Channel Ktn, Sikander Ali Balhani Baloch was born and raised in small village Haji Kahiro Khan Balhani which literally in backwaters. He completed his high school and college education at Guddu Kashmore, and joined Sindh University Jamshoro from where he graduated in Public administration securing First class First position. He started his professional career in journalism as Cultural and showbizz reporter of daily Kawish and KTN in 2003.He was recognized for excellence of his work and given Best Cultural Reporter Award in 2003. Subsequently he was selected as a News Caster of KTN Dubai studio. He also won best news caster award from KTN in year 2005 and 2007. During his stay at Dubai and Thailand Studio he made documentaries for KTN and was given best foreign journalist award by Shiawatra Satellite at Bangkok Studio. During his stay abroad he represented KTN as reporter events in different countries like UK, USA, Singapore, Malaysia ,UAE, Thailand and contributed in daily Kawish as travelogue writer. He moved to USA in 2008 for media course and worked for Sangeet Radio Houston as RJ and Producer where he also got best Radio Host award. He also remained associated with Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) as media coordinator and reported on their annual gatherings and was awarded Excellence of achievement Journalist award by SANA in 2008 and World Sindhi Congress award of Best host and Reporter in 2010 in London and USA. He came back to Pakistan in 2011 and resumed his work with KTN as News Anchor. Lately he has joined Government of Sindh as media consultant in Information department and continues with his literary enterprises a freelance columnist.His ideal leaders are Nelson Mandela,GM Syed and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He is fond of poetry and music He has gift of good voice and sings songs with his friends. Like mastery of voice he has facility with words as well. He is a good writer also. (Source:Information provided by Najima Mir).
Sir Ghulam Hussain:
Born in 1579. He took his degree in Law from the Bombay University and started his practice in 1904. He was the first non-official President of Hyderabad District Local Board. In 1920 he was the elected member of the Bombay Legislative Council and later on he was appointed as a minister of Bombay from January 1921 and continued to be a minister on three consecutive occasions. He was a member of Bombay Executive Council and the leader of the Bombay Legislative Council. He was deputed to the Round Table Conference by the Central Government twice. He was elected as a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly from the Sind Land Lord Constituency in 1934. When Sind was separated he was appointed as the President of the Sind Advisory Council. He was elected to the Sind Legislative Assembly in 1937. He was the first Premier of Sind when the Provincial Autonomy started functioning in Sind.
Sir Haji Abdullah Haroon:
Born in very poor family on 7th Nov.1872.Due to poverty could not continue education,left school after passing 3rd standered.Took part in politics from 1910 and performed his political responsibilities from almost all political plateforms such as Congress,Khilafat Tahreek and Muslim League.Played leading role in KhilafatTahreek, Movement for separation of Sindh from Mombai Presidency etc.Remained member of the Karachi Municipality and Mumbai Council.Presided over Sindh Provincial Conference held in Sokkur.He was master mind behind the Masjid Manzilgah Restoration Movement that paved way for the bifurcation of Sindhi socity into Muslim & Hindu communities. He was Freedom Fighter of his own right.He breathed his last on 27.04.1942
SIR HUGH DOW:
Governor of Sind. Born 8th May 1886. Educated : Aske's Hatcham School, University College, London. Married, Ann, daughter of J. Sheffield, one son and one daughter. Entered Indian Civil Service, 1909 and served as Assistant Collector in Sind. Municipal Commissioner for Surat, 1916-18. Assistant Commissioner in Sind for Civil Supplies and Recruiting, 1918-20, and Deputy Controller of Prices. Deputy Secretary, Finance Department, Bombay, 1921. Acting Secretary, Finance Department, 1923. Financial Adviser to P.W.D. 1926. Revenue Officer, Lloyd (Sukkur) Barrage, 1927-33. Chairman, Sind Administrative Commit-tee, 1933-34. Jt. Secretary, Commerce Department, Government of India, 1934-36. Secretary, Commerce Department, 1936-39. Director General of Supplies and Vice-President, War Supply Board, 1939-40. Assumed charge as Governor of Sind, st April 1941
Sir Kavasji Hormusje Katrak:
He was an Honorary Magistrate of the First Class, from the very inception of that institution. His services as an Honorary Magistrate were appreciated when R. E. Gibson then the Collector of Karachi wrote to him a personal letter thanking him for his keen sense of duty which he per formed at the Karachi Dock Strike in 1929.. He was a member of the jail visiting committee, was a nominated member of the Karachi Municipality and was elected the Vice-President of the same body, N. W. Railway Advisory Committee and the Karachi Port Trust. He was president of the Young Men's Zoroastrian Association for life and a trustee of the Parsi Panchayat and other Trust Funds. He was the only Indian member of the Executive Committee of the Ex-Services Association. Life member of the Lady Dufferin Hospital, the Civil Hospital, the Blind School, the Red Cross Society and the Goolbai Maternity Home the Countess of Dufferin's fund. He was also President of Zoroastrian Club and the Karachi Parsi Housing Society, Vice-President of the S.P.C.A. He was Chairman of the Parsi Anjuman Trust Funds .He was the recipient of the Coronation and Silver Jubilee Medals, and King Emperor George V, personally decorated him with the O. B. E. Medal in 1935. He was also a Darbari of the Governor's Darbar in Sind.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto:
Born on 2nd March 1892 iat village Garhi Khuda Bux of District Larkano.Due to the death of his father he left school after passing 6thStandard.He started his political career by becaming member of the Larkano Municipality in 1910.After promulgation of Constitutional Reforms he was taken as member of the Imperial Council.He was awarded Titles of O.B.E, C.I.E and Sir.He remained member of the Mumbai Council, Minster in Mumbai Government, Chairman of the Provincial Sub-Committee of Simon commission. During Non-Cooperation Movement launched by Sindh Khilafat, he formed Aman Sabha- an anti-Khilafat party in his village Naudero.He participated in the Round Table Conference.In 1934 he formed Sindh Peopls Party. in 1936,he alongwith Haji Abdullah Haroon formed “Sindh United Party” and both faced defeat in election and soon after left Sindh and became Dewan of the Jhonagadah State.He took part in Freedom Movement in his own way.He breathed his last on 19.11.1957.
Son of Abdul Latif Memon, Born In Rohri on 7th May 1969.. He is M.A (International Relations), LLB and Peace Study Diploma (Thiland).Served as Spokesman of Hyder Manzil (1992 to 1995).Author of four books (1) Akhri Panj Maheena (Last 5 moth of Saen G M Sayed) (2) Sy Ken Wisaryan (Compilation) (3) Saree Sindh Preen Jo pacho (4) Geam ja Qaul ( compilation).He is freelance Journalist, Author, Writer, Radio Host and Mentor, Member of London press club since 2006 and member of National Press club, Islamabad.
Sohrab K. H. Katrak:
He was a patner in the firm of Messrs. Katrak & Co., Karachi, and the Author of "Through Amanullah's Afghanistan". A Writer, an Orator and a world traveller. First class Honorary Magistrate, and Justice of Peace, Municipal Corporator representing the Karachi chamber of Commerce—the first Indian to be so represented a Port Trustee nominated by the Government. A Member of the Karachi .cantonment Board since its inception. The Divisional superintendent, St. John's Ambulance Brigade. Managing Trustee of the Katrak Charity Trust, The Hormusji Katrak Hall. The President of the following institutions: (1) The Jehangir Peerozshaw Dubash Health Culture Institute (2) The Sind Historical Society (3) The Provincial Commissioner, Hindustan Scout Association (4) Max Denso Hall Clerical Library and Commercial Education Society.
Director, Bharat Bank Ltd. (Karachi Branch). Vice-President, Sind Natural History Society. Secretary, Karachi Parsi Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. The Young Men's Zoroastrian Association. Treasurer of the uetta Parsi Relief Fund. Member on the Council of Management of Ex-Service Associationthe only IndianCountess of Dufferin Fund, St. John Ambulance Association, Sind Provincial Co-operative Bank Ltd., Civil Hospital Nursing Association, Karachi Health Association, The S. P. C. A., The Mama Parsi Girls High School, The Bomanshaw Minocher Homji Parsi Patients Relief Association, Zoroastrian Club, The Sind Joint War Committee, a delegate on the Parsi Matrimonial Court.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abassi).
Sundersingh Ramchand Bhavnani:
He was born on 6th August I916 at Hyderabad. He comes from a famous Hyderabadi Amil famil. He was a nephew of Dewan Dialmal Doulatram and grandson of late Dewan Davaram Gidomal. He received early education in Jammu State, Karachi and Dehra Dun. He had his share of Military training too.He started his business in 1936 in japan and had severe reverses. In 1938 he married a Japanese Lady. His heavy Machine Oil Agency was the turning point in his luck. He started his Pearl, Jewellery and Industrial Diamond business which paid him well. No any indian had such an access to famous and influential Japanese firms as he had.Before the outbreak of War with japan, he returned to Sindh. He started the most novel and up to-date Night Club in Karachi, "La Casa Manama".(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)
Born on 24th September 1924 at Hyderabad and migrated to India after partition. She earned name and fame as an outstanding Fiction writer. Her famous books are: ‘Acha War Garha Gul’ (Short Stories), ‘Kirandar Dewaroon’ (Novel), and ‘Preet Purani Ret Nirali’ (Novel).
Swami Teunram Sahib:
Near Tando Adam where he lived he built up a temple with his own hands. The temple become a place of Pilgrimage and people visited it from all over India and the temple is known as "Amra pur". The Swamijee passed away in I942. His Gadi is occupied by Swami Sarwanand.
Syed Ghulam Hyder Shah:
He was son of Haji Pir Shah of Mirpurkhas and was a graduate of the Bombay University and is keeping term for Law in the S. C. Shaliani Law College of Karachi. As a student he proved to be a best speaker gaining Dr. Besant Cup for the best speech, in the College Debating Society in the Hat Night Debate in the year 1938. Syed Ghulam Hyder Shah was the President of the Sindh Collegiate Muslim Union from 1938 to 1940. He was a Land Lord and Zamindar.He was the Chairman of District School Local Board of Tharparkar and was an important member of Muslim League. He was a Sub-leader of National War Front, Tharparkar District.
Syed Ghulam Murtza Shah (G.M.Syed):
Land Lord and Zamindar of Sunn known as a towering personality of Sindh.His one aim in life was to serve Sindh. For this purpose he joined the Congress and was a great force there but, he got disgusted and joined Muslim League. It was his and Sheikh Abdul Majid joint forces which made Muslim League a formidable power in Sindh.
He was known for his independence, courage and conviction. He threw away his Minister ship to serve the people of his Province, because he felt that as a free man he could do much more than a Minister tied to red tapism.It was due to his service not age when he was elected the President of Karachi District Local Board, which position he held with credit. He was a Minister in Mir Ministry and when Maulana Azad brought about Unity of all parties and one Minister was to make room for Allah Bux group it was G.M.Syed who immediately volunteered to resign for the greater good of the Province. In 1943, he got the resolution passed by the Sindh Legislative Assembly in support of Pakistan scheme.During Masjid Manzilgah agitation played vital role for its restoration.
Syed Haji Muhammad Shah:
He was son of Syed Mir Awal shah and was born on2nd june of 1891 in Matiari.He got religious education from local Moulvies.He was local leader of the Khilafat Tahreek.
Syed Muhammd Ali Shah:
He was second son of Syed Allando Shah and was leading Land Lord of Darbelo and Nawabshah. As a member of the Sind Legislative Assembly, he was a Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier in the Ministry of the Late Mr. Allah Bux. He was a member of District Local Board for about six years and a member of Railway Advisory Board and was on many Committees and Councils besides, member of Karachi Club.
Syed Taj Mahmood Amroti:
He was first rank Freedom Fighter and political leader of his times. He was son of Syed Abdul Qadir and was born in 1859 at village Diwani, in Khairpur Mirs. After completing his religious education he opened his Madressah at Amrote and where he established Printing Press alo. Moulana Obedullah Sindhi after his return from Dauoband decided to live at Amrote with him and both of leaders started planning and execution of their strategy regarding launching of freedom movement and working against interests of British power. Moulana Taj Mahmood Amroti managed all required affairs to send Moulana Obedull Sindhi to Afghanistan. Moulana Sindhi worked on the creation of ‘Junood-i-Rabani’ [Army of Allah] and Moulana Taj Mahmood was inducted in it as Lieutenant General. He took leading part in Khilafat Movement, Jamiat-ul-Ulema, Congress and Sindh Muslim League [Before its affiliation with All-India Muslim League]. He was eminent poet and writer. He wrote books on literature, politics and religion. He breathed his last on 5th of November 1929.
Takandas Hemandas Kataria:
He was the President of Bhagnari Panchayat and a trustee of various Bhagnari Trusts, such as T. G. Bhagnari Panchayat Trust, Kanva Shewak Trust, Gongibai Trust, Gangomal Trust and many more trusts of his communit in Karachi. He was the proprietor of Messrs. Takandas Hemandas, which was a leading optical firm of Sind noted for its best manufactured optical goods.He brought two daps experts in 1932 to teach Sindhis how to make optical wares. It is only this firm which has upto date machines to make glasses, frames. He was a Justice of Peace also.
Tahilram Bassarmal Aswani:
He was Managing Director of Sindh National Bank Ltd., was born on 1st September 1883 in Hyderabad. From 1910 to 1941 and he continued to be a Municipal Councillor. He became President of the Municipality four times. From 1928 to 1933 he took keen interest in the Girl's education of the Bhaibund community in particular and as President of Bhaibund Vidya Mandal he helped the establishment of Tolaram Girl's School considerably in securing the plot of the Municipality and saw the construction of its building through to the last.He was honorary manager of Tikamdas Nanikram Girl's School and Chairman of Bhai Bassarmal Chandiram Boy's Primary School. He was Secretary of the Hindu Massan Committee. He helped the formation of Sri Krishin Gaushala Association and remained its Secretary for years. He was President of Bhaibund Sabha some time back and Vice-President of Bhaibund Gachri Panchayat. In the Political sphere, he was associated with the Congress ever since 1906 from the days of Surat Congress. He was the President of Harijan Sang Sabha for some time past. He started Bhaibund Co-operative Bank in 1909 with his own furniture and fittings and in 1935 lie retired from that Bank and started the Sindh National Bank. He was made Chairman of the Sind Hindu Conference under the Presidentship of Mr. jayakar and he has been President of sub-Mandal religious congregation under the auspices of Swami Bodhraj a well-known religious-minded and saintly personality of Hyderabad.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi and D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
Son of Dauomal, born on 12.12.1886 in Shikarpur.Did B.A(Hon) in 1908 and M.A in 1911.Joined Education Department as a teacher in 1913 and served there for nine years.For 2 years he remained out of Education Department and rejoined in 1924.The reason to quit the job was to take active part in the Non-Cooperation Movement. He founded & edited the weekly “Partab” from Shikarpur and advocated the noble cause of the freedom of the country. He contributed 46 books in Sindhi and English. The situation after the earning of freedom compelled him to leave his own Sindh for Mumbai.
Tarachand K. Gupta:
He was Managing Partner of the famous firm the firm of Messrs. Khushiram Tarachand of Karachi having a very extensive business in Iron, Steel and Hardware. They are Building Contractors and Engineers and are on Government approved list. The Head Office of the firm was in Karachi, having branches at Amritsar, Bombay Calcutta and New York (U. S. A.). The firm of Messrs. Khushiram Tarachand was termed as the pride of Sindh because of being pioneer of Steel Industry in the Province, owning the largest Steel Rolling Mills in Sindh, known as Sindh Iron and Steel Works, West Wharf Road, Karachi.
Tayabali Alibhoy Alavi:
He was born on 17th November 1894 at Karachi; Educated upto Standard VII in Sindh Madressah; Joined his father's business carried on under the name of M/s. Yusuf ali Alibhoy Karimji & Co., Joined Congress in 1904 and later Khilafat party. He tried to make Primary Education universal and free in the Karachi Municipality and after a defeat at a previous election he succeeded in getting it passed in 1921. He was elected Chairman of the the School Board in 1923 and by 1924 the number of Municipal Schools increased from 28 in 1922 to 67 in 1924 and number of pupils from 4265to 6920. The Compulsory Primary Education Act of 1923 came into operation in 1925 and he was elected Vice Chairman of the School Board. By 1928 when his term was over the number of Primary Schools rose to 116 with 7910 Boys & 5028 Girls total 12,938. He continued as a member of the School Board up to 1933 when the number of Municipal Schools had gone upto 135. In 1927 he along with Durgdas B. Advani and Shivram Chavan brought into existence Mercantile Co-operative Bank, Ltd., which was shifted to its own beautiful building on Bunder Road in 1937. He was its Chairman from its inception. He was a member of various institutions in Karachi and done a lot for Muslims education by starting the Karachi Academy and the Girls Academy, two leading high Schools for Muslim Boys and Girls in Karachi.(Source: ‘Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi)..Remained Member of Karachi District Local Board; Hon. Treasurer of Sindh Muslim Educational Conference; Chairman Karachi Academy High School; Municipal Councillor [1921-1924] and Chairman Municipal School Board. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’ -1932, Karachi).
He was one of the outstanding business men of Karachi, partner in Messrs Beaumont & Co. , Chairman of the Sindh Branch of the Ex-Services Association, Vice Chairman of the Managing Committee of the Karachi Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation; Director of Sindh Light Railways; director of the Daily gazette Press. He joined Karachi Artillery Volunteers in 1903 as a private. During First World War he was attached to No. 1 British Mountain Auxiliary Force and retired in 1933 with the Hon. Rank of Lt. Colonel.
He was B.A. of Bombay University and M.A. of Oxford University, having taken an Honours Course in Jurisprudence, and Barrister-at-Law from the Hon'ble Society of Lincolns Inn.
He was a Trustee of the Port of Karachi for 13 years, and Vice-Chairman, Port Trust, Karachi in 1933-34. He was a Municipal Councillor for 20 years, and worked on all important committees and was the Mayor, Karachi 1934-35. He was Member on the Governing Body and Vice-President, Sind Collegiate Board for 20 years, and a Mem¬ber Governing Body, Lady Dufferin Hospital. He was Secretary, Karachi Bar Association for several years and Member Sind Bar Council
He belonged to one of the most leading families of Sind, and was the grandson of Late Hon'ble Mr. Oodharam Mulchand who was the first member on the Bombay Legislative Council from Sindh, appointed by Government. He was also the first Indian President of the Karachi Municipality appointed by the Government.. He was also a Trustee of the Port of Karachi. He was the son of late Mr. Wadhumal Oodharam, one of the leaders of the Karachi Bar. Mr. Tikamdas and his family were representatives on the Karachi Municipality for three generations from 1877 to 1940. He was the Legal Advisor of the Karachi Port Trust also.
Born in 1889 in sukkur,after doing Matriculation he passed Drawing Teachers’ Examination in 1912.He got himself appointed as a Drawing Teacher but found it unsuitable as Non-Cooperation Movement was launched and he decided to take part in Freedom Movement. Therefore he left the job in 1921 and joined Journalism. He remained editor of 2 Newspapers-”Congress” & “Siwdesh”.He was elected to Sukkur Municipality as its member for 2 terms.He was known as “Gandhi of Sukkur”.During “Quit India Movement”he published Pamphlet under title”Jawahir Girjana”and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.After Partition he migrated to India where he breathed his last .
Pirbhdas Birahamchari :Born on 21.02.1903 in Nausheroferoz. He was poet,writer & publisher of his own right.He gave approx. 100 books as a publisher. He advocated Congress political philosophy and by this contributed towards Freedom Movement. His translation work “Congress Kahani”still occupies importance in Research Source-Material. After the partition he migrated to India, where he breathed his last.
Born on 2.12.1896 in Bhirya.Joined Government job after completing education,but political conditions of the country compelled him to quit the job and join Congress.He started and edited weekly “Hind Samachar”from Nawabshah and created political awareness amongist masses.After the partition,this freedom fighter left Sindh for Ajmir where he breathed his last on 26.06.1955.
Son of Mohandas,born in Darbelo on 17.07.1910.After getting education opted for service in Bank,but the noble cause of freedom of the country compelled him to quit the job and render his services for that cause, he came to Nawabshah and started taking part in politics under the umberella of the Congress Party.He was sentenced to imprisonment also.He remained editor of the weekly “Nau Bharat”of Nawabshah. After winnig freedom for his country, he left his mother land for ever and opted to be settled in Ajmer.
Born in Larkano on 26.02.1906.in 1927 he joined Student’s wing of the Congress. in 1930he helped in organizing “All India Students’ Conference” in capacity of its Secretary General. He was sentenced to imprisonment for 4 times with total imprisonment of 3 years and 2 months. Started law practice in 1933,was elected member of the Karachi municipal Corporation in 1945.Joined Journalism in 1934 as an Assistant Editor of “Hindu”and edited weekly “Hindvase” in 1945.He was outstanding Fiction-writer also. After the partition he migrated to India.
Born on 7th September 1909 at Khairpur Mirs. He contributed in prose and poetry and is known as writer of his own right. Some of his books are: ‘Chingoon’, ‘Jawahr Jevni’, ‘Chitra’, ‘Sindh Lipi’, Jevan Jote’etc. After division of united India, he migrated to India where he breathed his last.
Tolaram Balani :
Son of Menghraj Balani,born in 1886 at Nausheroferoz. After passing 6th Standard joined Education Department as a teacher,later on left the job and joined Journalism.He was freedom fighter and very active member of the Congress.By virtue of his poetry and journalism,he advocated the Congress political philosophy.He edited “Voice of Sindh”,”Mata”,”Desh Mata”,& “SindhShewak” and all these Newspapers earned name and fame besides,tough time from the Government.He was against Bengal Partition and raised voice through press.
Tolasing Khushalsing Advani:
Passed Matriculation in 1902 and got admission in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi in 1903.After doing B.A, LL. B became a prominent advocate. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the D.J.Sindh College and President of the Rabindranath Literary and Dramatic Club.
He was son of R. B. Hotchand and was elected more than one as the President of Nawabshah Municipality. He was the youngest Hindu holding such a position. He was a Director of Sindh Observer and member of Local Self Government Institute and a member of Sindh Cotton Committee.
Udharam Mohandas Chandiramani:
He joined D.J.Sindh College in 1898-1899.After doing B. A., LL. B entered the Revenue Department. Retired as a Deputy Collector. Was the trying magistrate in the famous Pir Pagaro Case.(Source: D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).
He built the best Hospital in Upper Sind by spending a lakh of rupees. The Hospita bears his name as R.B. Udhavdas T. Hospital in Shikarpur. The Unveiling ceremony of the statue of late R. B. Udhavdas was performed by Sir Lancelot Graham then Governor of Sindh.
He was born on 16th December 1923 at Hyderabad and after partition migrated to India and settled in Mumbai. He started his literary career while he was in Sindh and contined there in India and got name and fame.He remained affiliated with monthly ‘Naeen Dunyan’. ‘Tagore Hik Jhalak’ and ‘Bharat Roos Dosti’ are his outstanding books.
He was the Proprietor of the famous firm of Messrs. Vensimal Bassarmal and Brothers. Their famous firm was started in 1914 by Mr. Vensimal as official Passenger Agents for all principal Steamship and Air lines throughout the world and principal Indian Railways by arranging for booking for the clients their passages and luggage, etc.
It was the first and the only Sindhi enterprise which stood on firm footing having branches in Bombay, Hyderabad and Karachi, with Bombay as its Head Office.
Vishindas Nihalcnand, R.B:
He was born in 1843 in Manjhu. When he was 18, he left his home in quest of a teacher, a Guru who should reveal to him the profound mysteries of Life and he walked all the way from his home in Sindh to the Punjab, where near Lahore, his good fortune led him to the famous saint Gulabdas with whom he stayed long being instructed by him in the Philosophy of Atman, the timeless, space less Self. He was oneof the pioneers of Cotton ginning business in Sindh and the province was dotted with his cotton ginning factories, cotton haling-press and Rice thrashing Factories at Manjhu, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Dadu and Badeh. He owned a fleet of Boats at Kotri which played between Sukkur and Keti bunder while he had several "Dangees" at Karachi which sailed so far as Persian Gulf, Malabar Coast and Madras. He was the biggest forest Contractor of his times in Sindh and had established a big Commission business at Karachi.
While his chief interests at this stage were the management of his vast lands and commerce which had made him one of the wealthiest men in Sind, he took a considerable part in local and political affairs. He attended the first, second and third session of the Indian National Congress and up to the end of his long life was a member of the Karachi District Local Board and the President of the Kotri Taluka Local Board. He composed a book on the tradition of Deti Leti which he sent free to different Panchayats in Sindh. He convened in 1900 at Uderolal and again in 1905 at Hyderabad, conferences of Bhaibund Panchayats and had rules of procedure framed in regard to certain reforms and Deti Leti.In token of his country wide philanthropy, Government honoured him in 1898 by conferring on him-the title of Rao Bahadur. In his birth place at Manjhu he founded a school, he built a library at Kotri. At Hyderabad where he had taken up his residential quarters, near the bank of Fuleli Canal, known as Vishin Nagar, he opened a school, a hospital, a Rest house and a cheap grain shop. A model Zamindar, an ideal merchant, a great philanthropist, poet, artist, philosopher and a mystic such was Seth Vishindas, Verily a Superman.
He gave the highest education to his children. His eldest son Seth Harchandrai, C.I.E., was one of our greatest leaders. His grandson Seths Sukhdev, Lakshman, Ramchand and Bharat looked after the ginning factory at Hyderabad and the Commission agency business at Karachi. His another grandson Seth Hiralal Bharwani was the Principal of the D. G. National College at Hyderabad. Seth Atmaram Harchandrai was an advocate at Karachi and was attached to the firm of advocates called after his father, Messrs. Harchandrai & Co. His eldest grandson Seth Sukhdev continued to maintain the traditions of the family in the field of politics and took prominent part in the Satyagrah movement of 1930, 1932 and 1942 when he was thrice sentenced to terms of imprisonment and detention.(Source: ‘The Colourful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).
He was born in 1890. Joined Indian Medical Department in 1912.Served in First World War in Mesopotamia in 1914 and was wounded in both legs at Ctesiphon in 1915. Also served in Persian Expeditionary Force, NWFP and Afghan wars. Resigned Government Service in 1921. Started rendering services for Gujrati community in the field of religion and education. Remained Vice President of Audiachaya Braham Samaj for years. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why -1932, Karachi)
YOUSIF ALI BHAI KARIMJI:
Born in 1865 in Karachi. He studied in D.J.Sindh College, Karachi and was admitted tere in 1887. He was outstanding business man and senior partner in Messrs Yousif Ali Ali Bhi Karimji & Co. Was member of Karachi Municipality from 1896 to 1921 and thrice Vice President; Member of Karachi Port Trust; Member of Sindh Madressah Board; President of Karachi Indian Merchants Association; President of the Sindh Muslim League; Vice President of Sindh Muhammadan Association. (Source: ‘Who’s Who & Why’ -1932, Karachi and D.G.Sindh College Miscellany,1935).