Bhurgari

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Bhurgari (Urdu: بھرگڑی‎) (Sindhi: ڀرڳڙئ) (Hindi: भुरग॒ड़ी) is a Baloch tribe lives in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. The surname "Bhurgari" is derived from a place named Bhurgarh in Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab.[1]

Baloch People

Bhurgari tribe said to be originated from Choti Zareen the ancestral town of the Balochi Aliani clan. The well-known Leghari and other Balochi tribes are still located in the Dera Ghazi Khan District of Southern Punjab, Pakistan.

The Talpur Alias Mirs of Sindh, actually migrated to Sindh from Choti Zareen. They migrated to Sindh at the invitation of the Kalhora rulers then to assist them in their defense matters and they performed their role as the ARMY Of Sindh, accompanied by many other Baloch tribes like the Bhurgari, Jatoi, Leghari, Changwani, Amdani, Birmani, Lashari and Khosa and other tribes.

The Talpurs later on went to Rule over Sindh entirely.

Language[edit]

The tribe mostly speaks Seraiki, Sindhi, and randomly Punjabi and Balochi.

Settlement[edit]

The Bhurgari tribe is settled mainly in the Sindh, Southern Punjab and Balochistan provinces.

A segment of the Bhurgari tribe migrated to Sindh on the invitation of the Talpur rulers, they were accompanied mainly by Leghari and other Baloch tribes. The Bhurgari tribe in Sindh is settled in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Dadu, Nawabshah, Badin, and Larkana Districts, and in Punjab is settled in Dera Gazi Khan District.

Distinguished and Eminent Personalities[edit]

Raees Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgari (Barrister) (1878-1924) born in village Dengan, Kot Ghulam Muhammad, District Tharparkar, now Mirpurkhas Sindh.In February 1920 he became President of All India Khilafat Conference. He championed the cause of separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency with a view to safeguarding interests of Sindhi Muslims. He remained a dedicated member of the All India Muslim League all through his life and attended all its annual sessions. He was a Member, Reforms Committee (8th session, Bombay, December 1915-January 1916); Member of the Committee to discuss Congress -League Scheme (10th session - Calcutta, December, 1917- January 1918) and Member, Committee of Moplah Trouble (14th session, Ahmedabad, December, 1921). He was elected President, All India Muslim League, (15th session) at Lucknow in March–April, 1923. In his Presidential Address Mr. Bhurgari touched upon, among other things, Turkish and Khilafat question and the possibility of a league of Oriental Nations.Mr. Bhurgri was a Muslim League delegate, under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam, to give evidence before the Selbourne Committee of British Parliament on India Bill.

He was interested in the overall awakening of Muslims. He started Sindhi weekly \'Al-Amin\' from Hyderabad which was edited by Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi. Bhurgri was an accomplished lawyer and defended Sheikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi against Government prosecution under press laws. As President of \'Muhammedan Educational Conference\', Poona he tried to expand educational facilities among rural areas. He died on March 10, 1924 and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.[4] In recognition of his services, the Sindh Government has changed the name of the town and Taluka of Jamesabad as \'Kot Ghulam Mohammad\[5]

  • Fahad Zahid Bhurgari, Manager Human Resources & Development Sindh Irrigation - SIDA, Government of Sindh, Progressive Landlord of Naukot, Sindh Pakistan

Places Named After Members[edit]

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