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Legendary Sindhi poet Imdad Hussaini  passes away

KARACHI: It is announced with great sadness that legendary Sindhi poet Imdad Hussaini  passed away today-August 27- at 8 a.m.  here in Karachi after a prolonged illness. He was 82. Imdad Hussaini was a poet, short story writer, scholar and a lyricist. Many singers including Abida Parveen, Bilquis Khanum, Arshad Mehmood, Robina Qureshi, Sarmad Sindhi and Zarina Baloch have sung his songs for Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television. He was born in Tikharu, a village on the left bank of the river Indus in Hyderabad District, Sindh. His father’s name is Syed Fazal Mohammed Shah, who was the first cousin of Syed Miran Mohammad Shah. Syed Imdad Hussaini was an educationist or a professor by profession. He did M.A in Sindhi literature. He  worked in various literary Institutions of Sindh, such as the Sindhi Adabi Board, the Sindh Text Book Board, the Institute of Sindhology and served as a member of Board of Governors of the Sindhi Language Authority. He was Secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board during 1992–1993, editor of Sindhi Adabi Board’s literary journal, Mehran (quarterly) from 1977 to 1979 and its Managing Editor from 2004 to 2006.

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