Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Lakhmi Khilani

Name Lakhmi Khilani
Date of Birth : Sukkur   Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 2-10-1935
Academic Attainments          : B.Sc. (Engg.)
Permanent Residential
: 6, Maleer, Ward 4-A, 
Adipur (Kutch), Pin – 370205
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-2836-60264 Off:    63851
Occupation/ Profession : Retired businessman.  At present
Deputy Director, Indian Institute
Sindhology, Adipur (Kutch)
Fax : 60336
Email : sindlogy(,

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

As Writer :
Lakhmi has several publications to his credit.  A few most significant are given below:
1.    ‘Man Ja Mahal Khandahar’ (Ruins of the palace of mind), Travelogue, 1984.
2.    ‘Gufa Je Hun Paar’ (The other end of tunnel), Short Stories, 1993.
3.    ‘Satya Jit Ray’ Bengali Legendary Writer, Artiste & Director, Biography, 1994.
4.    ‘Miti-a Ji Mahak’ (Fragrance of mother earth), Short Stories, 1999.
As Dramatist :          
Lakhmi has been the author of 3 full-length plays:
1.    ‘Gudda Guddyun’ (Dolls).
2.    ‘Wari-a-Sando Kot’ (Sandcastle).
3.    ‘Panhijo Dushman’ (Your own enemy).

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

The most significant Awards that Lakhmi received were:
•    Award for the Book ‘Gufa Je Hun Paar’, 1996 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
•    Prize for Translation of Bengali novel ‘Asamay’ in Sindhi, 1998 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).

Finale :

Lakhani Khilani is one of the most important writers in Sindhi language, with a substantial contribution to Sindhi short story, novel and play.  Many titles are to his credit.  He has made a mark in writing three full-length plays, among them “Wari-a- Sando Kot” based on the nostalgic memories of Sindhi migrants, depicting their sufferings and struggle to rehabilitate themselves.  It has been praised and staged several times.

Lakhmi played a historic role decades ago by initiating Sindhi Youth Association (SYA) in Calcutta,  and to create a great awakening among the Sindhis of Calcutta.

He played a significant role to the initiation and establishment of Indian Institute of Sindhology  at Adipur, for the purpose of promotion and preservation of Sindhi culture and language. He is also editing and publishing a quarterly  magazine “Rachna” under the banner of IIS."

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