HYDERABAD: Renowned educationist, writer, poet and the former Vice Chancellor Sindh university Dr Ghulam Ali Alana has passed away. He started his career as a teacher at Training College for men, then, lecturer in Sindhi at City College Hyderabad, he was appointed as a lecturer at University of Sindh in 1958. He was given additional charge as assistant director of Institute of Sindhology in 1963 and held the position till 1983. Besides, he was lecturer in Sindhi Department in University of Sindh since 1977. For the development of Institute of Sindhology, Mr. Allana did untiring efforts. From 9 August 1983 to 18 April 1989 he cherished the seat of a Vice-chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, he became Vice Chancellor of Sindh University in 1993. Government of Sindh made him chairman of Sindhi Language Authority Hyderabad in 1998, he has been on different high posts of educational and literary organizations of country and abroad.