Sindh’s top in­tel­lec­tual Ibrahim Joyo passes away at 102

Daily Messenger - - Front Page - Ab­bas Kas­sar

HY­DER­ABAD: Top in­tel­lec­tual of Sindh and its his­tor­i­cal leg­end Muham­mad Ibrahim Joyo passed away in a hos­pi­tal here at 10 morn­ing. He was 102 years old. He has left be­hind 4 sons: Mu­nawar Ali, Muzaf­far Ali, Me­hboob Ali and Dr. Man­soor Ali and 2 daugh­ters. He was buried at Jamshoro grave­yard near grave of his daugh­ter. Hear­ing the news of his death whole Sindh was wrapped in blan­ket of grief and sad­ness. He was born in a vil­lage near Laki in Dadu dis­trict in 1915. He was his­tor­i­cal leg­end. He served at teacher at Sindh Madras­sah Is­lam.Dur­ing that time he wroted his first book SAVE SINDH SAVE CONINENT. This book got wide pop­u­lar­ity in Sindh. The book in­furi- ated then ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Pir Il­lahi Bux who reacted by re­mov­ing him from post of Sindh Mas­ras­sah teacher. Ibrahim Joyo be­came sec­re­tary of Sindhi Ad­abi Board in 1961 after re­tire- ment where he served till 1973. He took tire­less ef­forts in es­tab­lish­ment of Sindh Text Book Board. He not only wrote many books but also trans­lated lit­er­ary books from English to Sindhi. His work for lit­er­a­ture and aware­ness spread­ing over 70 years. He was given award by Academy of Let­ters in 2013. Joyo trans­lated Be­nazir Bhutto’s book Daugh­ter of East in Sindhi with name of Poorab Jai. Bi­lawal Bhutto Zar­dari was among thou­sands who have sent mes­sages of con­do­lence on his death.

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