Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Ram Issardas

Name (Late) Ram Issardas
Title if any  : ‘Raseela’
Date of Birth : Karachi, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 12-12-1922
Academic Attainments          : Matric
Permanent Residential
: C/o. R.Mehta, D-70,
Kataria Colony, VS Road,
Mahim, Mumbai

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

Dramatist, Singer & Director :
He was a very popular stage artiste and had acted in number of dramas, not only in Sindhi but also in Hindi & Gujarati.  He also directed a few dramas.  The most popular Sindhi drama that he directed was ‘Randhne Mein Rolo’, (Chaos in the kitchen).  He also made a name in singing Sindhi humorous songs, which held the audience, spellbound.  He also tried his hand in composing film music both for Sindhi “Sasuee Punhoon” & Hindi “Toofani Takkar” films.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

Ram received several Awards/ Honours during his distinguished career of 45 years.  However, we are unable to trace the record except the following :

Best writer Award in Sindhi drama ‘Pakheeada Pinjre Ja’ (Caged birds),  1978 (At Baroda by All India Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha).

Additional Information :

Ram was also a writer.  His 2 books, namely (i) Kian Likayan Daag’ (How do I hide Scar). (ii) ‘Ibrat’ (Wonder) became quite popular.

Finale :

Ram Raseela was associated with Sindhi stage even before partition.  An able actor, a proficient director, he also tried his talent in Sindhi films.  Simple, friendly & hardworking.  He was a great entertainer and had capacity of holding large audience spellbound for hours together

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