Sindh’s top intellectual Ibrahim Joyo passes away at 102
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.