Hassan Dars

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Hassan Dars
Sindhi: حسن درس
BornMuhammad Hassan
(1966-09-05)5 September 1966
Village Hoothee Mashaekh, Tando Allahyar District, Sindh
Died16 June 2011(2011-06-16) (aged 44)
Hyderabad, Sindh, Buried at Village Hoothee Mashaekh, Tando Allahyar District, Sindh
EducationMaster of Arts
Alma materUniversity of Sindh
SpouseErum Mehboob
ChildrenRohal Hassan

Rythem Hassan

Roham Hassan

Hassan Dars (حسن درس) was a poet of the Sindhi language’s modern generation. He was born on 5 September 1966[1] in Village Hoothee Mashaekh (هوٿي مشائخ), Tando Allahyar District, Sindh. He died in road accident on 16 June 2011.[2]


His birth name was Mohammad Hassan. His father’s name was Meenhoon Ghullam Rasool Dars (ميون غلام رسول درس), who had given him complete freedom of life and responsibilities in his life.[3]


Hassan got his primary education in his native village Hoothee Mashaekh, and for higher education he moved to Hyderabad where he got admission in Muslim College Hyderabad and after intermediate course he obtained master degree from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Hassan had versatile talents, he was one of the founder team member of Sindh TV, where he produced, directed and written various programs. He worked in different jobs and lastly he was associated with United Nations Development Programme - GEF Small Grants Project on old local thoroughbred of Sindhi-Lukhi horse. Under this project he produced a documentary and a book about this thoroughbred of horse. He also made regular appearances on Sindhi television channels and did radio programmes also. In 1985, he joined as an editor of the Sindhi daily newspaper, ‘Sawal’, for five years.[5]

Literary career[edit]

Hassan Dars was used to write blank verses and Ghazals in the Sindhi language for years, but his peak of creativity turned him as modern Sindh's famous poet in late 90. As Shaikh Ayaz, a great poet of Sindh had once expressed about Hassan that: “Hassan is a leading poet of future generations of Sindh.” [6][7] Hassan composed thousands of poems but they were never published in book form. His poems appeared, however, in newspapers and magazines or were heard by fans over the television and radio. He was an expert with metaphors and his genre was mostly romantic poetry, so much so that he was regarded as ‘the poet of young hearts’ by the late Shaikh Ayaz, a 20th-century Sindhi poet. His fans called him “the best poet after Shaikh Ayaz”.[5] In short time Hassan made his own space in Sindhi people with his poetry on nature, romance and revolutionary human behaviors. Most of the readers were calling him as 'Poet of Nature'.[8][9]


Hassan wrote several articles, poetry in local Sindhi newspapers, [magazines and tabloid, but his first book named: "Hassan Dars jo Risalo" ( حسن درس جو رسالو) a collection of his poetry was launched, more than a year after his death. It is the first publication of his works in the fourth Karachi Literature Festival.


Hassan Dars died on 16 June 2011, after suffering serious wounds in a road accident in the wee hours. He was later on buried in his native village Hoothee Mashaekh.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Bio-bibliography.com - Authors". www.bio-bibliography.com.
  2. ^ Mughal, Aamir (3 March 2013). "Chagatai Khan: Hassan Dars (1968 - 2011)".
  3. ^ "حسن درس - سونهن، رومانس ۽ انقلاب جو شاعر (سندس وڇوڙي تي لکيل مضمون ۽ تاثرات)".
  4. ^ Newspaper, From the (16 June 2011). "Poet Hassan Dars dies in accident".
  5. ^ a b "Transitions: Sindhi poet Hassan Dars dies in car crash - The Express Tribune". 17 June 2011.
  6. ^ InpaperMagazine, From (26 June 2011). "Yaar zinda, sohbat baaqi".
  7. ^ "حسن درس: درد، وطن ۽ وڇوڙي جو شاعر".
  8. ^ لغاری, مظہر (28 February 2013). "ہوا کی طرح ہرجائی ہمارا حسن درس".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-06-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "An incomplete verse: Hassan Dars no more".
  11. ^ "BBC Urdu - ‮پاکستان‬ - ‮شاعر حسن درس سڑک حادثے میں ہلاک‬". www.bbc.com.