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).

Abdul Rehman:

 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


AllahBux Soomro:

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.

Anita Kewalramani:

  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).


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