Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Late Khialdas Valiram Begwani

Name Late Khialdas Valiram Begwani
Title if any  : “Fani”
Date of Birth : Miya Sahib Jo Goth,  Shikarpur,
Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 4.4.1914
Academic Attainments          : M.A. (English)
Permanent Residential
: Amar Cottage, Sindhi Colony,
Berasia Road, Bhopal (M.P.)
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Lecturer

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    ‘Radio Raag’ (Radio Songs), 1949.
2.    ‘Samoondee Laharoon’ (Waves of Ocean), poetry, 1951.
3.    ‘Sik, Soz Ain Saaz’ (Longing, Grief & Musical Instrument), poetry, 1983.
4.    ‘Khizaan-Jee-Khushboo  Peela Pann  (Fragrance of Autum – Yellow Leaves), Poetry, 1994.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

He received several Awards/ Honours during his career as  poet etc.  However he has not left any record behind him except the following award for his poetry collection Sik, Soz Ain Saaz (At New Delhi by Central Hindi Directorate, Govt. of India).

Additional Information :

i)    ‘Fani’ was the Vice Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Sindhi Sahitya Academy.
ii)   Several poets including famous Shaikh Ayaz and Sugan Ahuja were greatly influenced by poetic genius of Fani.
iii)  He was a popular poet and particularly his poems Munhija Watan Dildar Watan (My Country, Beloved Country), and Munhinje Maarun Ji Oh Kaanga Lanvu Ka Laat  (Oh Crow! Give Me News Of My Native Folks) has made him immortal.
iv)  Fani was a renowned stage artiste too and an approved AIR Singer.

       He expired in April 1995.

Finale :

He was an established and prominent poet of Sindhi community.  He was recognised as a Ustaad poet.  He was well-versed in poetic techniques & prosody of poetry.  In Sindh, he had inspired great poet Shaikh Ayaz.  He has penned many significant books in poetry Sik, Soz, & Saaz; Khizaan-jee- Khusboo and Samoondee Leharoon.

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