Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Ghanshamdas Vedharam Sharma

Name (Late) Ghanshamdas Vedharam Sharma
Title if any  : ‘Ghansho Bhagat’
Date of Birth : Bagori, Dist. Sukkur, Sind
Place of Birth : 8.8.1935
Academic Attainments          : Upto V Std.
Permanent Residential
: Barrack No.33, Room No.8,
Near Premibai Sindhi Dharmsala,
Ulhasnagar – 421 001

Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-251-2560098

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    During 35 years in the profession, Ghanso Bhagat released 6 cassettes of pure Sindhi Bhagat and  folk songs.  Most of these cassettes have become household name with Sindhi families.  In one of the cassettes, he recorded was saint Kanwar Ram’s original Bhagat songs.  This was a rare gift  he gave it to Sindhi community. Saint Kanwar Ram,  a  great honoured  Bhagat, was virtually worshipped as a ‘Saint’  by Sindhi community in Sind.  

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

•    Ghansho Bhagat received several awards including Gold Medals at the hands of Sindhi Panchayats and other associations through out the country.  He was one of the ‘Gems’ in his profession and was loved by Sindhi community.

Additional Information :

i)    Ghanso Bhagat was also a poet and his number of songs recorded  in audio cassettes, were composed by him.
ii)   His forefathers were also in the same profession.  His father was  a popular Bhagat.
iii)  He made a significant contributions to enrich  Sindhi culture and travelled all over to propagate the preservation of Sindhi culture.

Finale :

Ghansho Bhagat was known to be most popular and outstanding performer in this art form, in the post-partition era in India.  He expired recently, leaving lovers of folk music in despair.  He was in this art field for over three decades and bequeathed to the Sindhi community over half a dozen cassettes of his sonorous music, the most important being the one, covering songs of Bhagat Kanwar Ram, by  imitating kanwar’s voice – real gift to Sindhi community.

Ghansho was from the family of Bhagats.  He had a poetic gift.  Some of the songs sung by him were his own compositions. He received several honours and awards from Sindhi Panchayats and Associations that included gold medals as well.

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