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Seasoned Sindhi poet Imdad Hussaini passes away

HYDERABAD: Iconic poet and playwright of Sindh Imadad Ali Shah Aka Imdad Hussaini passed away after a brief illness in Hyderabad on Saturday morning.

According to family sources he was unwell for quite some time and breathed his last this morning. Imdad Ali Shah who garnered unmatched fame and popularity with his pen name Imadad Hussaini was a prominent name of Sindhi literature who introduced new verities to Sindhi poetry.

His poetry was unique in a way that it depicted pain of a poor on the one hand while on the other hand it could trigger romantic feelings among the youth. His poetry also highlighted historical aspects of Sindhi culture in addition to that his poems were made part of the curriculum being taught in the Schools of Sindh. The outlandish poet have been sung by Different Sindhi singers including Sadiq Faqeer, Tameer Hussain Abida Parveen and Manzoor Sakhirani.

Hussaini is credited for translating the poetry of famous Punjabi poet Baba Fareed and Madu Lal into Sindhi. He was among the founding members of Sindhi Adabi Sangat and made resolute efforts for its development besides he actively participated in anti-one unit movement and Voter list in Sindhi movement.

Jar Gul Gulab a famous TV show was produced and scripted by him that carried an idea of childhood development. Famous books of Imdad Hussaini,s poetry included Imdad Ahe Role, Shaher Jahero Pal and Maheraj.

In recognition to his services he was bestowed with Tamgha-E-Imtiaz in 2003 Josh Mali Abadi Award in 2007 and Latif Award in 2010.

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