Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Jeevan Gobindram Gursahaney

Name (Late) Jeevan Gobindram Gursahaney
Date of Birth : Karachi, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 13-10-1928
Academic Attainments          : M.A.
Permanent Residential
: C/o: Sunil Gursahani,
2nd flr, N-79 Anup Nagar,
Indore – 452008 (M.P.)

As Dramatist :

He established the famous ‘Sindhu Kala Sangam’, in 1961 through which he directed 14 full length plays in Sindhi (76 performances) & 33 One Act Plays (over 100 performances).  These performances were staged all over the country.  He directed among others the following One-Act Plays &  full-length plays, which became very popular:
1)   ‘Mehman’ (Guest), 1961.
2)   ‘Neelam’ (Auction), 1961
3)   ‘Kako Bahilani a Waro’ (Uncle who belong to Bahilani), 1962.
4)   ‘Marriage Bureau’ 1963
5)   ‘Fashionable’ 1970
6)   ‘Uljhan’ (Confusion), 1962
7)   ‘Dodo Chanesar’  (The Rulers of Sind during Soomra period),  written by Agha Salim, 1973
8)   ‘Juloos’ (Procession), written by Laxman Bhatia, 1980
Note:  One Act Plays from Sr. No.1 to Sr. No. 5 were also written by him.  In addition he also directed full-length video film “Aukha Pandh Pyaar Jaa” (Difficult Terrains of Love) in 1989 which was telecast by Door-Darshan in Mumbai, Delhi and Calcutta.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

•    During his dramatic career, Jeevan received several Awards/ Honours/ Trophies.  However the most significant were as follows:
•    All India Trophy for production/ direction of Play ‘Makaan Khali Ahe’ (House is vacant), 1963 (At Jaipur by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha).
•    All India Trophy for production/ direction of Play ‘Koi Achno Aahe’ (Someone is coming), 1966 (At Bangalore by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha).
•    Best Director Award for Play ‘Dodo Chanesar’,  1974 (At Mumbai at All India Sindhi Drama competition).
•    Best Director Award for ‘Uljhan’ (Confusion), 1976, (At Baroda by All India Sindhi Drama Competition).
    ‘Sindhi Ratan’ Award for Total Contributions to Sindhi Drama (At New Delhi by Sindhi Social & Cultural Society).

Additional Information :

He was a towering personality and staged his first Sindhi drama in Delhi, 1950. He was actively associated with several Sindhi social and cultural organisations including Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha.

He expired on 19th June 1994.

Finale :

Deeply devoted to the cause, Jeevan spent most of his working hours on thinking and dreaming of Sindhi drama.  He was one of the pioneers that laid the foundation stone of Sindhi Stage after partition, particularly in northern India.

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