Sindhi: امداد حسيني
Syed Imdad Hussain Shah
|Born||March 10, 1940|
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan
|Pen name||Imdad Hussaini|
|Alma mater||University of Sindh Jamshoro|
Early life and career
Imdad Hussaini is a poet, short story writer, scholar and a lyricist. Many singers including Abida Parveen, Bilquis Khanum, Arshad Mehmood, Robina Qureshi and Zarina Baloch have sung his songs for Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television. He was born in Tikharu, a village on the left bank of the river Indus in Hyderabad District, Sindh. His father's name is Syed Fazal Mohammed Shah, who was the first cousin of Syed Miran Mohammad Shah. Syed Imdad Hussaini was an educationist or a professor by profession. He did M.A in Sindhi literature. He has worked in various literary Institutions of Sindh, such as the Sindhi Adabi Board, the Sindh Text Book Board, the Institute of Sindhology and served as a member of Board of Governors of the Sindhi Language Authority. He was Secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board during 1992–1993, editor of Sindhi Adabi Board's literary journal, Mehran (quarterly) from 1977 to 1979 and its Managing Editor from 2004 to 2006.
- Hawa Jay Samhoon
- Imdad Aahay Rol
- Kirnay Jehro Pal
He translated in Urdu, Mirza Qaleech Baig's novel Zeenat; Urdu translation by Imdad Hussaini; published by Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad in 1978.
He also translated a historical epic tale (originating about a thousand years ago) of Sindh in Urdu:
- Dodo Chanesar, Urdu translation by Imdad Hussaini; published by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Islamabad in 1975.
He compiled two books:
- Sindh je Deeni Adab jo Catalogue, published by Institute of Sindhology in 1971
- Mual Manhoo Jeeari Peeda by Tikhur Publications
Awards and recognition
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2003
- Josh Malihabadi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007
- Allama Iqbal Award for Urdu poetry for his book Dhoop Kiran in 2016
- Pakistan Pictorial on GoogleBooks website. Pakistan Publications. 1999. p. 42. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
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- "COLUMN: Imdad Hussaini: a vagabond poet by Amar Sindhu". Dawn. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- "امداد حسيني : (Sindhianaسنڌيانا)". www.encyclopediasindhiana.org (in Sindhi). Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- Syre, Muzamil (13 September 2020). "ESSAY: IMDAD HUSSAINI — AS I SEE HIM". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- "Two foreigners among 94 conferred civil awards". Dawn. 14 August 2002. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- Allama Iqbal Award for Imdad Hussaini, info on Pakistan Press Foundation website Published 6 January 2016, Retrieved 19 February 2018