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Acclaimed Historian Pir Hussam-ud-din Shah Rashdi Remembered on His 39th death anniversary

By: Kamran Khamiso Khowaja

THATTA: A delegation of Sindhi Language authority led by Dr. Mohammad Ali Manjhi, members of Sindhi Adabi Sangat Thatta, and people from different walks of life laid floral wreaths on the grave of renowned Historian and Scholar of 20th century Pir Hussam-ud-din Shah Rashdi on his 39th death anniversary, April 01. As the Sindh Government has imposed new restrictions following a spike in Coronavirus cases no event was organized to mark his death anniversary however members of the Sindh Language authority delegation and Sindhi Adabi Sangat shared their views about the literary contributions of Hussamudin Shah Rashdi and paid him glowing tributes after laying a wreath on his grave.
Renowned Historian and Chairman Sindhi Language Authority Dr. Mohammad Ali Manjhi said that; Pir Hussam-ud-din Shah had no parallel in the field of literature and wrote extensively about the history of Sindh. Mr. Manjhi Further said that he was a scholar of high repute who translated Persian literature in Sindh and had command over different languages of the world.
Ramzan Memon Secretary Sindhi Adabi Sangat said He disclosed concealed facts about Sindh,s history and introduced Sindhi literature to the World. He authored books and articles about the history of Thatta as well.
Veteran Journalist Muhammad Iqbal Khuwaja called him a precious asset of Sindh who rendered lifelong services in the field of literature and added that He had a heartfelt affiliation with Thatta.
Hussam-ud-din Shah Rashdi was born and brought up in Larkana but according to his will, he was laid to rest in the courtyard of the Shrine of Makhdom Mohammad Hashim Thattavi that is situated at some distance from the historic Makli Graveyard.
He had authored, edited, and translated about 50 books, columns, and other literary material related to history, Islam, geography, poetry, etc, in Sindhi, Urdu, Persian, English, and other languages. He passed away on 1st April 1982 at the age of 71.

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