Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late)  Prof.Lalsingh
Hazarising Ajwani

Name (Late)  Prof.Lalsingh
Hazarising Ajwani
Date of Birth : Khairpur,  Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 17-7-1899.
Academic Attainments          : B.A. (Hons). M.A.(English).
Permanent Residential
: 1st  Flr, Block No.19, Flat No.3,
Navjivan Society,  Mori Rd,
Mahim, Mumbai – 400 016
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2445 1649 
Occupation/ Profession : Retired as Principal of
RJD National College, Mumbai

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    ‘Ucchal’ (Emotional Upsurge), Essays, 1961.
2.    ‘History of Sindhi Literature’ 1974.              
3.    ‘History of Sadhubela’ (Pilgrim Place in Sind)at Sukkar, Sind(Pakistan).

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

During his lifetime, Principal Lalsing Ajwani received number of awards/ honours from several Sindhi Associations/ Organisations for his outstanding contributions to Sindhi language.  We are however, unable to trace the record.

Additional Information :

i)    Prin.  Ajwani was actively associated  to get Sindhi language recognised as a National Language by the Govt. of India and its inclusion in Schedule VIII of Constitution of India. 
ii)   He was Lecturer  of English Literature. His contributions to the growth of National College, Mumbai has been invaluable.
iii)  He was President of Sindhi Boli Ain Sahitya Sabha for number of years.
iv)  Through out his brilliant academic career, Prof. Ajwani was first class student and obtained several laurels and scholarships.  He was considered to be an authority in English as well as in Sindhi literature.  Through out his career he was in teaching profession and had endeared himself with the student community.  He was voracious reader and spent several hours in a day in his study.

       He expired in April 1976.

Finale :

Principal Lal Sing Ajwani as he was generally known to the people and in the academic circles, was a brilliant and intellectual.  His knowledge and sweep over English language was unparallel.  He was an authority on English literature and no less in Sindhi literature as well.  Such proficiency is simple demonstrated from his monumental work : “History of Sindhi Literature”, he prepared on behalf of the Central Sahitya Akademi (Akademi of Letters), Govt. of India.

Ajwani could write great prose in Sindhi also.  Specimen of such brilliant writing is his prefaces to some books written in Sindhi.  It used to be a proud privilege to have one’s book prefaced by Principal Ajwani.  He obliged a select few only, who deserved such a compliment.  Such pieces of prose are gems of thought and ornaments of the language.

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