Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Prof. Kalyan Bulchand

Name (Late) Prof. Kalyan Bulchand
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 10-12-1911
Academic Attainments          : M.A. (English literature)
Permanent Residential
: Sindhi Colony, Water Field Road,
Bandra  (W),  Mumbai – 400 050
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Lecturer of English

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    Mr. Advani’s first Award Winning Publication was Sindhi version of Kalidasa’s masterpiece ‘Shakuntala’.
2.    His critical work on ‘Shah Latif’ in 1951, ‘Sami’ in 1953 and ‘Sachal’ in 1954 (Trinity of Sindhi Poets) were acclaimed and preserved in libraries and other literary circles.
3.    His major contribution to Sindhi literature was compilation of ‘Shah-Jo-Rasalo’ in 1958, which was also declared as a masterpiece.
4.    ‘Raz-o-Niyaz’, compilation of poems in 1960, also became very popular.
5.    His publications, namely ‘Shah Latif’ & ‘Sachal Sarmast’ were published in English in 1970 & 1971 respectively by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

    Gold Medal for his Publication ‘Shah-Jo-Rasalo’, 1958(At Mumbai by Sindhi Sahitya Mandal).
    Gold Medal for the same Publication, 1967 (At Bangalore at Sindhi Sammelan).
    Award for same Publication, 1966 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).

In addition to the above, he had also received several other Awards/ Honours at various Sindhi Literary Forums.

Additional Information :

i)    In 1970, he was part of Indian delegation of writers to France, sent by Govt. of India.  (There were only 3 writers in delegation.)
ii)   He was a member of Sindhi Advisory Board of prestigious Sahitya Akademi, Govt. of India.

       He expired in March 1994.

Finale :

(Late) Kalyan Bulchand Advani was a great scholar-poet in Sindhi.  His knowledge of Sindhi, Persian and English languages was superb.  He was a great research scholar.  His critical works on the trinity of Sindhi classical poets:  Shah, Sachal & Sami are a testimony to such scholarship.  His monumental work is the compilation of poetry of great Sindhi poet, Shah Latif with annotation and erudite comprehensive introduction of the poet and his work “Shah-Jo-Risalo” is an extra-ordinary contribution to Sindhi language, which won an award for the author, the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award.  For this work, he was also bestowed gold medals and honours from many other literary associations of India.

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