Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Sunder Agnani

Name Sunder Agnani
Date of Birth : ‘Bhiria’,  Dist.  Nawabshah Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 1.10.1936
Academic Attainments          : B. A.,  R.D.S. (Hons.)
Permanent Residential
: 3-TA ,24, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Raj.)
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-141-651747 Off.: 612784
Occupation/ Profession : Garment Exporter

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

As Writer :   
Sunder has written several books.  A few most significant books are give below:
1     ‘Nanga Pathar’ (Bare Stones), Short Stories 1972.
2     ‘Pani-a Ja Rishta’ (Momentary Relations), Short Stories, 1996.
3     ‘Paachha’ (Shadows), Plays, 1987.
4     ‘Ruhundoon’ (Scratches), Sindhi Cartoons, 1997.
5     ‘Biyo Paso’ (Otherside), Sindhi Cartoons, 1998

As Dramatist :

Sunder has written following Sindhi Plays.
1.    ‘Ishtahari Shaadi’ (Marriage through advertisement).
2.    ‘Nava Grah’ (Nine planets).
3.    ‘Muft Jo Maal’ (Free stuff)
4.    ‘Agni Sanskar’ ( Funeral pyre).

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

Sunder has received several Awards/ Honours.  A few most significant are as follows:
    Prof. M.U. Malkani Award, 1995 (At Jaipur by Rajasthan Sindhi Academy).
•    Award for Lifetime Contribution in Dramatic field, 1995 (At Mumbai by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli & Ain Sahit Sabha).
•    Award for book ‘Pani-a Ja Rishta’, 1999(At Delhi by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India).

Additional Information :

i)    Sunder has contributed about 375 Short Stories, One Act Plays, Essays and Articles in leading Sindhi literary magazines/newspapers.
ii)   He was Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Rajasthan Sindhi Academy during 1988-1990.
iii)  He has been the President of ‘Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha’  since 1997.
iv)  He has been Advisor (Sindhi) Central Sahit Akademi 1988 to 1992 & again from 1998 to 2002.

Finale :

Sunder Agnani one of the outstanding writers is ‘five-in-one’, short story writer, dramatist, artist, cartoonist and organiser par-excellence.  Nine books are to his credit.  Sindhi drama is his forte.  He has received many honours and awards on the stage.  Short play ‘Ishtahari Shaadi has been his most popular and was adjudged 2nd best in the All India Sindhi Drama Festival held at Calcutta in 1964.
Currently he is the leading cartoonist in Sindhi.
He was unanimously elected the President of Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha, the premier organisation of Sindhi writers, artists, dramatists, scholars and journalist.  He has added so much to the prestige of Sabha through literary and cultural events of importance.

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