Pir Rashidi death an­niver­sary to­mor­row

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI— The death an­niver­sary of Pir Has­sam- ud­Din Rashidi, an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed scholar of Sindhi lit­er­a­ture and a his­to­rian, jour­nal­ist and bi­og­ra­pher would be ob­served on Mon­day, April 1. Rashidi was born at the house of Mo­ham­mad Hamid Shah Rashidi, vil­lage Behman, Larkana District in 1911.

He took his pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion from Maulvi Muham­mad Soomar and Muham­mad Elyas, said a press re­lease. Rashidi got English ed­u­ca­tion from the sta­tion­mas­ter of Nus­rat Sta­tion. He was very fond of study­ing books and news­pa­pers, that’s why he got more and more in­for­ma­tion and was able to un­der­stand Per­sian, English, and Urdu lan­guages. Rashidi be­gan work­ing in jour­nal­ism at the age of 18. First, he joined the news­pa­per Jagan.

He be­came the ed­i­tor of Al-Ma­nar News­pa­per at Sukkur in 1930. At last he started his own news­pa­per, Sitar-e-Sindh in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his el­der brother. He vis­ited many coun­tries with del­e­ga­tions of schol­ars.—APP

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