Few Sindhi Celebrities



Some Sindhi personalities / dignitaries who were born in Sindh /Sindhi families & earned international name / reputation



UNITED NATIONS (UN):


01. Sir Sultan Agha Soem (III) - President, League of Nation (Predecessor UN)
02. Iqbal Akhund, Permanent Representative in UN
03. Munir Akram
GOVERNOR GENERAL, PRESIDENT & PRIME MINISTER:
01. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan & Governor General.
02. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, President of Pakistan.
03. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan and  Chairman, 2nd. Islamic Summit Conference.
04. Mohammad Khan Junejo, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
05. Ms Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan (Twice).
06. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan.
07. L. K. Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India
08. Mohammadmian Soomro - Acting President of Pakistan

FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER OF MUSLIM WORLD:
01. Ms Benazir Bhutto

JUDGE:

01. Justice Sajjad Shah, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan.
02. Justice Ghulam Ali Nana
03. Justice & Governor Chainani (India)
04. Justice Tufail Ali Abdul Rehman
05. Justice Zia Channa
06. Justice Abdul Hafiz Shaikh
THINKER & JURIST:

01. Allama I. I. Kazi (Imdad Ali Imam Ali Qazi) - Thinker, Jurist & Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh
02. Abdul Hafeez Pirzado, international jurist
03. A. K. Brohi, international jurist (Allah Bux Karim Bux Brohi)
04. Ghulam Ali Memon, Advocate
05. Barrister Azizullah Shaikh
06. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
07. Nooruddin Sarki, Advocate
08. Ram Jethmalani, Advocate (India)

SENATE & NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
01. Mohammadmian Soomro, Chairman, Senate
02. Illahi Bux Soomro, Speaker, National Assembly
03. Abdul Fatah Memon, Deputy Speaker National Assembly (Nawabshah)
04. Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly


AMBASSADOR:


01. Abdul Kadir Sanjrani
02. Abdul Razaak Soomro
03. Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi
04. Saleh Korejo
05. Najummuddin Shaikh
06. Abdul Fattah Memon

DEFENCE MINISTER:
01. Mohammad Ayub Khuhro.
02. Mir Ali Mohammad Talpur
03. Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani
04. Aftab Shoaban Mirani
05. Syed Ghous Ali Shah
NATIONALIST:

01. G. M. Syed - veteran politician
02. Sobhho Gayanchandani
03. Abdul Hameed Jatoi
04. Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo
05. Rasool Bux Palijo
06. Haider Bux Jatoi
07. Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto
PAKISTAN / INDIAN AIR FORCE & INDIAN NAVY:

01. Air Marshal (Retired) Mohammad Azim Daudpoto.
02. Admiral R. K. Tahiliani (India).
03. Air Vice Marshal Bhavnani (Recently promoted - India)

ARMY GENERAL:
01. Shah Behaaro
02. Shaheed Hoshu Mohammad Sheedi
03. Shaheed Daryaa Khan
(Note: No Sindhi reached at the rank of General in Islamic Republic of Pakistan since Aug 1947 till date)

EDUCATIONIST:

01. Hassan Ali Effendi
02. Mohammad Bin Umer Daudpoto
03. Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah
04. Mazharul Haq Siddiqui
05. Dr Gurbaxani
06. H. M. Khawaja
07. Sadhu Waswani (India)
08. Allama I. I. Kazi
09. Syed Panah Ali Shah
10. Wali Mohammad Hassan Ali
11. Noor Mohammad (Hyderabad)
12. Prof. Ram Panjwani
13. Hassan Ali Abdulur Rehman

RESEARCH SCHOLAR:

01. Dr Nabi Bux Baloch
02. Gangaram Samrat
03. Rahimdad Molai Sheedai
04. Pir Hussamuddin Shah Rashdi

WRITER:


01. Mirza Qaleech Beg
02. Pir Hussamuddin Shah Rashdi.
03. Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi
04. Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo
05. Rasool Bux Palijo
06. Sirajul Haq Memon
07. Amar Jaleel
08. Jamal Abro
09. Mohan Kalpna (Sindh & India)
10. Ms Noorul Hudaa Shah
11. Abdul Kadir Junejo
12. Ali Ahmed K. Brohi
13. Gobind Malhi (Sindh & India)
14. A. J. Uttem (Sindh & India)
15. Ms Sundri Uttem (Sindh & India)
16. Kirat Baabani (India)
17. Bhagwan S. Gidwani (Sindh & India)
18. Mohammad Usman Diplai
19. Ghulam Mohammad Girami
20. Altaf Shaikh
21. Bhagwan S. Gidwani
22. Hashoo Kewalramani (Sindh & India).
23. Ejaz Mangi
23. Ms Popti Hiranandani (Sindh & India)
24. Shaikh Ayaz
25. Gobind Malhi
26. Kako Bhairu Mall
27. Agha Saleem
28. Lokram Dodeja
29. Kako Bherumal
30. Kalyan Adwani
31. Dr Gurbakhsani
32. A. T. Shahani
33. Gul Agha
34. Aftab Kazi
35. Mohammad Khan Sial

POET:

01.Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai
02. Hazrat Sachal Sarmast
03. Chen Rai Saami
04. Khalefo Nabi Bux
05. Shaikh Ayaz
06. Ustaad Bukhari
07. Narayen Shiyaam (India)
08. Shamsherul Haidri
09. Allah Bux Abojho
10. Abdul Hussain Saangi
11. Niaz Hamayooni
12. Tanvir Abbasi
13. Yousaf Shaheen Daudpoto
14. Makhdoom Mohammad Zaman Talibul Maula

POLICE:

01. Bashir Siddiqui, Inspector General of Police, Sindh
INTELLECTUAL:

01. Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo
02.Sobhho Gayyanchandani
03. Rasool Bux Palijo
04. Professor Ram Panjwani (Sindh & India)
05. Wattayo Faqir
06. Hafeez Qureshi Senior
07. Allama I. I. Kazi

JOURNALIST:

01. Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi
02. Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi
03. Pir Hussamuddin Shah Rashdi
04. Shaikh Abdul Raheem
05. Shaikh Ali Mohammad
06. Karim Bux Nizamani
07. Qazi Abdul Majeed 'Abid'
08. Mohammad Usman Diplai
09. Qazi Akbar
10. Maulana Deen Mohammad Wafai
11. Laxman Komal (India)
12. Hari Motwani (India)
13. Persu Kewalramanani (Sindh & India)
14. Khair Mohammad Nizamani
15. Qadir Nizamani
16. Abdul Wahid Sindhi
17. Kako Gurdas Wadhwani
18. Lalchand Amardino Lal Juggtiani
19. Hasaram Pumnani
20. Maharaj Haroomal Premchand Sharcua
21. Comrade Ghulam Mohammad Leghari
SINDHI / ENGLISH NEWSPAPER:

01. Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad (Qzai Abdul Majeed Abid)
02. Daily Kawish, Hyderabad (Ali Qazi)
03. Daily Aftab, Hyderabad (Shaikh Ali Mohammad)
04. Daily Hilal-e-Pakistan, Karachi (Sirajul Haq)
05. Daily Awami Awaz, Karachi (Imdad Odho, Abdul Jabbar Khattak)
06. Daily Al-Waheed, Karachi (Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi during Pakistan Movement)
07. Daily Barsat, Karachi (Yousuf Shaheen Daudpoto)
08. Fortnightly English "Sindh Today. Net", Karachi - Online (Aamir Sial)

SINGER:
01. Master Chander (Sindh & India)
02. Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan
03. Ms Bhagwanti Nanwani (India)
04. Ms Abida Praveen
05. Ms Mai Bhagi
06. Ms Jiwani Bai
07. Ms Shazia Khushk
08. Ustad Mohammad Ibrahim
09. Ustad Mohammad Juman
10. Professor Ram Panjwani (Sindh & India)
11. Shaheed Kunwar Bhagat Ram
12. Allan Faqir
13. Mohan Bhaggat
14. Ms Zarina Baloch.
15. Ms Rubina Qureshi.

16. Mahesh Chander (India)
17. Sono Khan Baloch
18. Abdul Ghafoor
19. Mohan Bhagat
20. Ms Hamira Channa
21. Arshad

MUSICIAN / COMPOSER/ MURLI-NAWAZ:
01. Ahmed Chhagla (who composed music of Pakistan's national anthem).
02. Misri Khan Jamali, Alghoza-Nawaz
03. Khamiso Khan, Alghoza-Nawaz
04. Mithaa Khan, Gharreay-Nawaz
05. Iqbal Jogi, Murli-Nawaz
MISS UNIVERSE:
01. Ms Uketa Mukhi, Miss World (India)

FILM INDUSTRY:
01. Govinda (India)
02. Aksheay Kumar (India)
03. Ms Amisha Patel (India)
04. Ms Sangeeta Bajlani (India)
05. Ms Babita Shevdassani
06. Ms Karina Kapoor & Ms Kirshma Kapoor (India)
(daughters of Ms Babita Shevdasani)
07. Gope Kamlani (Comedian) (India)
08. Israani (Comedian) (India)
09. Mustafa Qureshi (Villain)
10. Saqi (Baloch)
11. Ms Sadhna Shivdassani (India)
12. Ravi Vaswani (Comedian) (India)
13. Aftab Shivdassni (India)
14. Fardin Khan (His mother Ms Sundri is Sindhi)


FILM PRODUCER / DIRECTOR:
01. Ramesh Sippy (Sho'ala fame (India)
02. Gopal P. Sippy (India)
03. Govind Nihalani (Award Winner - two times) (India)
04. Hussain Shah Fazlani (Producer)
05. Ramesh Taurani (Producer) (India)
06. Arjun Hingorani (Director) (India)

PRIVATE SINDHI TV CHANNEL:

01. KTN (Ali Qazi)
02. Sindh TV (Dr Abdul Karim Rajpar).

TV / RADIO ARTIST / BROADCASTER:

01. Noor Mohammad Lashari
02. Mahmood Siddiqi
03. Ghazala Rafique
04. Ms Atteqa Odho
05. Shafi Mohammad Shah
06. Saleh Mohammad Shah
07. Mahboob Aalam
08. Abdul Karim Baloch
09. Miss Shah Bibi (Newscaster)
10. Saleem Memon (Newscaster)
11. Hiro Thakur (Newscaster) (India)
12. Ms Mehtab Akbar Rashdi (TV Compere).

HAARI (PEASANT)  LEADER:

01. Haider Bux Jatoi (founder of 'Jeay Sindh' slogan but Abdul Wahid Aresar claims Shaikh Ayaz was founder of the slogan).
02. Kazi Faiz Mohammad
03. Comrade Azhar Jatoi
04. Comrade Abdul Kadir Mewa Khan Khokhar (founder of Sindh Hari Movement).
05. Jethal Ram
06. Jamshed Mahta
07. Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi
08. G. M. Syed (Ghulam Murteza Syed)
09. Comrade Ghulam Mohammad Leghari
10. Maulvi Nazir Hussain Jatoi
11. Mohammad Amin Khoso
12. Arbab Noor Mohammad Palijo
13. Qadir Bux Nizamani
14. Jamalludin Bukhari
15. Mohammad Amin Khoso
16. Jethmal
17. Jamshed Niserwanji

SOCIAL WORKER:


01. Miskeen Jehaan Khan Khoso
02. Ghulam Mohammad Wassan
03. Khan Mohammad Panhwar
04. Jam Saqi
05. Dada Lekhraj - Founder of Brahamakumaris (India)
06. Mir Rasool Bux Talpur
07. Qazi Mohammad Bux Dhamrah (Nawabshah)
08. Comrade Mir Mohammad Talpur
09. Qazi Faiz Mohammad
10. Begum Zeenat Abdullah Channa
11. Begum Khadija Daudpoto


BUREAUCRATS / TECHNOCRATS
01. Abdullah Channa
02. S. K. Baloch
03. Usman Ali Essani
04. Allah Dino Siyal
05. Noor Mohammad Siyal
06. Noor Mohammad Baloch
07. Ali Nawaz Memon (World Bank)
08. Abdul Kadir Siddiqui

BUSINESSMAN:
01. Hinduja family (India)
02. Hari Leela family (Hong Kong/India).
03. Ram Baxani (Dubai/India)
04. Abdullah Haroon.
05. Dr. Hiranandani, world class contractor (India)
06. Shri Dilip Lakhi (Mumbai - India)
NOTE: Sindhi entrepreneurs like Chanrais, Chellarams, Jashanmals also have made their fortune in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, London, Africa etc.

PAKISTAN MOVEMENT:
01. Mohammad Ali Jinnah - Founder of Pakistan (born in Jherruck, Sindh on Dec 1876).
02. G. M. Syed (who presented Pakistan Resolution in Sindh Assembly in 1943)
03. Shaikh Abdul Majid Sindhi
04. Abdullah Haroon
05. Hakeem Mayaz
06. Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto (who played major role in Separation of Sindh from Bombay (now Mumbai) Movement).
07. Raees Ghulam Mohammad Khan Bhurgari
08. Khanbahadur Mohammad Ayub Khuhro
09. Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayyatullah
10. Khanbahadur Allah Bux Soomro
11. Syed Miran Mohammad Shah
12. Mohammad Hashim Gazdar
SINDHI RULER:
01. Shahinshah Mohammad Akbar - The Great Mughal Emperor of United India. He was born in Umerkot, Sindh. His mother namely Ms Hameeda Begum was Sindhi girl who belonged to Paat [Now District Dadu]- a small town of Sindh which was known as 'Centre of knowledge' in those days. His father King Hamayoon got married with Ms Hameeda Begum when he was living in exiled life in Sindh.
02. Shaheed Maharaaja Daher
03. Dodo Soomro
04. Jam Nando
05. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
06. Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro
SINDHI SHAHEED:
01. Shaheed Mahaaraja Daher.
02. Shaheed Dodo Soomro
03. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
04. Shaheed Hosh Mohammad Sheedi (Hoshoo).
05. Shaheed Hemu Kalaani
06. Shaheed Rooplo Kolhi
07. Shaheed Daryaa Khan
08. Shaheed (Mrs) Mai Bakhtawar
09. Shaheed Makhdoom Bilawal
10. Shaheed Shah Enayyat
11. Shaheed Bhagat Kanwar Ram
12. Shaheed Pir Subagatullah Shah Pagaaro
13. Shaheed Allah Bux Soomro
14. Shaheed Abdul Razak Soomro

HISTORICAL LOVE-STORY:


01. Moomal Raano
02. Sassaui Punhun
03. Sohni Mehaar
04. Leela Chanesar

SYMBOL OF PATRIOTISM:
01. Ms Marvi
02. Hosh Mohammad Sheedi

MISCELLANEOUS:
Unlimited:
01. Governors
02. Chief Ministers
03. Chief Justice of Sindh high court
04. Justice of Supreme Court
05. federal ministers
06. provincial ministers
o7. Politicians / advocates
08. TV & Radio Producers / Artists
09. Journalists
ARTIST:

01. Zafar Kazmi
02. Munwar Abro

NEWSCASTER / BOADCASTER:

01. Miss Shah Bibi (News Reader Radio Pakistan)
02. Miss Iqbal Soomro (News Reader Radio Pakistan)
03. Miss Veena Shirangi (Newsreader & Broadcaster AIR)
04. Hero Thakur (Newsreader & Broadcaster AIR)
05. Saleem Memon (TV Newscaster)


PHOTOGRAPHER:


01. Ayaz Rashdi

PIA CHIEF:
01.Air Marshal Azim Daudpoto (Chairman)
02. Dr Mir Mohammad Shah (Managing Director)

HISTORIAN:

01. Molai Sheedai
02. Pir Hussamuddin Shah Rashdi
03. Gangaram Samrat (India)
04. Dr Nabi Bux Khan Baloch
05. K. R. Malkani Historian & Lt. Governor (India)
06. Kako Bhairumall
SINDHI WRESTLER:
01. Sher Mirbahar
02. Nooruddin Babbur
03. Saman Shah

STAGE COMEDIAN:

01. Qadir Bux Mithoo
02. Mohammad Maskhro

INDIGENOUS INTELLECTUAL (SUGHARRE):

01. Beero Faqir
02. Mohammad Malook Abbasi
SPIRITUAL LEADER:
01. Pir Pagaaro Senior
02. Makhdoom Talebul Mola
03. Asaram Bapu (Guru) (India)
04. Sadhu Waswani (India)
SINDHI WOMAN IN NATIONAL MOVEMENT:
01. Miss Akhtar Baloch (daughter of Ms Zarina Baloch) who observed fast unto death demanding publication of voter-lists in Sindhi language in 1969/70. In male, Lala Qadir observed fast unto death for longer period.

02. Ms Riaz Memon (Ms Razia Memon) also participated in above-mentioned movement by observing fast unto death as number 2.
TRANSLATION OF HOLY QURAN:
01. Abul Hassan (First ever translation of Holy Quran made from Arabic to Sindhi Language).
NATIONAL SLOGANS:
01. "Jeay Sindh"
02. "Bhhaij Bhittai"
03. "Mar-Waisoon, Parr-Sindh-Na-Daisoon"
KHILAFAT TAHREEK (Historical):
01. Barrister Jan Mohammad Junejo (Raeesul Muhaajrin)
02. Maulana Taj Mohammad Amroti
03. Maulana Abdul Karim Darras
04. Pir Turab Ali Shah
STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN:
01 Governor Ms Shamshad  Akhter


NOTE:
 The above-mentioned list is incomplete and not in-order. We are in process of updating it. Can you add to this list? if yes, please e-mail us only names of prominent Sindhi personalities for inclusion in the list. Our E-mail address is: sindhtoday@gmail.com (61c1006).

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