Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Shri Mangharam Sipahimalani

Name Shri Mangharam Sipahimalani
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 9.2.1925
Academic Attainments          : B.A., L.L.B.   
Permanent Residential
: Flat No. 2, 122 A, Kismet,
Saheed Bhagat Singh Marg,
Colaba, Mumbai  400 005
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2215 2398 (o) 2218 9004
Occupation/ Profession : Hon. Editor in Chief,  Hindvasi
Sindhi Weekly, published from
Mumbai, India

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

Shri Mangharam started his career as Asst. Editor of popular Hindu (Sindhi daily newspaper in Sind, from 1945 to 1948.  After partition of the country, he actively associated himself with the rehabilitation effort of displaced Sindhi community.  He made an immense contribution in constructing several co-operative housing colonies for middle & lower middle class Sindhi families.  He did this in active association with his adopted mother Kum. Jethiben Sapahimalani,  an eminent freedom fighter and legislator.  Mangharam was also associated with the development of Gandhidham township for Sindhis and Kandla Port in Kutch (Gujarat).  He is currently Hon. Editor in chief of Hindvasi Sindhi weekly, which has the largest readership through out the country and overseas. He is also a dedicated social worker

Additional Information :

i)    Shri Mangharam was unanimously elected as Chairman of Federation of Maharahstra state  Co.op Hsg. Societies and guided the working of over 5000 co-operative housing socities for number of years.
ii)   Mahatma Gandhi influenced Shri Mangharam at his early age.   He took active part in Freedom and Swadeshi movements. He is also associated with number of charitable trusts for down trodden.  A few noteworthy amongst them are:
a)   Kum. Jethi Siphaimalani Charitable Trust.
b)   Gandhi Sewa Trust.
c)    Lok Seva mandal.
d)   Justice H.K. Chainani Trust.
e)   T. J. Mirchandani charitable trust

ii)   He was the Chairman of renowned Co.op. bank, called Jai Hindi Co.op. Bank, which is wholy managed by Sindhis.

Finale :

Mangharam Sipahimalani; an old timer in the field,  inspired by freedom movement, started his journalistic career with Hindu Sindhi daily in 1945.  After partition, he established himself as a successful developer of co-op societies and banker.  But journalism was not to spare him so easily.  It enticed him again to take over the chief editorship and management of Hindustan and Hindvasi, when these papers were in critical condition in early nineties.  Since then he has salvaged and reshaped Hindvasi  suave and polite Mangharam Sipahimalani has a prestigious place in the society.

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