Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Shri Guno Samtaney

Name (Late) Shri Guno Samtaney
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 14-7-1933
Academic Attainments          : B.A. (Hons)
Permanent Residential
: 16/74, Ashiyana, Oshiwara,
Jogeshwari, Mumbai – 400 102
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2631 6025
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Joint Secretary,
Govt. of Maharashtra

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    ‘Wapas’ (Return), Novel.
2.    ‘Aparajita’ (Unconquered), Short Story.
3.    ‘Abhiman’ (False pride), Short Story.

In addition, his several short stories, & poems were published in popular Sindhi magazines/ dailies.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

During his lifetime, Guno received several Awards/Honours.  We are however unable to trace the record except the following:
•    Award for his Short Stories Collection ‘Aparajita’, 1972 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
    ‘Gaurav’ Puraskar for outstanding literary contributions (At Mumbai by Govt. of Maharashtra).

Additional Information :

i)    Guno remained Secretary of Maharashtra State Sindhi Sahitya Academy from its inception till 1995.
ii)   Many of his Short Stories were translated in other Indian languages.  A few of which found their way to UNO library.

       He expired in August 1997.

Finale :

Guno was one of the trio of the leading writers of the second generation of post-partition Sindhi writers; the other two being Mohan Kalpana and Lal Pushp.  He was one of the foremost fiction writers.   Quantity wise his ouput may not be impressive, but qualitywise his writings are considered of high mark.  His distinct style and language have been widely appreciated.

Out of his three published works, one is a novel and the other two are collections of his short stories.  He received two prestigious awards one coveted National Award from the Central Sahitya Akademi, Govt. of India and Second Gaurav Puraskar from the Govt. of Maharashtra for his literary excellence.

He had joined the Govt. service and retired from the high post of joint secretary of Govt. of Maharashtra.  He was appointed Secretary to the Maharashtra Rajya Sindhi Sahitya Academy and was also General Secretary of the Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha, the premier organisation of the Sindhi writers, artists, educationist and other intellectuals.

He was popularly known as the gentleman writer.

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