Pir Rashidi death anniversary tomorrow
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