Imdad Hussaini

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Imdad Hussaini
Sindhi: امداد حسيني
Imdad Hussaini
Imdad Hussaini
Native name
Syed Imdad Hussain Shah
Born(1940-03-10)10 March 1940
Hyderabad, Sind, British India
Died27 August 2022(2022-08-27) (aged 82)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Pen nameImdad Hussaini
OccupationPoet, writer
EducationM.A Sindhi
Alma materUniversity of Sindh Jamshoro
Notable awardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2003

Imdad Hussaini (Sindhi: ﺍﻣﺪﺍﺩ ﺣﺴﻴﻨﻲ, Urdu: ﺍﻣﺪﺍﺩ ﺣﺴﻴﻨﻰ; 10 March 1940 – 27 August 2022) was a Pakistani Sindhi poet and an Urdu language writer.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Imdad Hussaini was 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.[3] His father's name was 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.[4] He 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.[5]


Hussaini died on 27 August 2022 in Karachi after a prolonged illness. [6]

Published works[edit]

  • Hawa Jay Samhoon
  • Shehar
  • 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:

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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistan Pictorial on GoogleBooks website. Pakistan Publications. 1999. p. 42. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b Imam, Zainab (20 April 2007). "Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Awards distribution ceremony: Shaukat Siddiqui, Sheema Kirmani, Mai Bhagi, Raees Amrohvi honoured". Daily Times (newspaper). Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  3. ^ "COLUMN: Imdad Hussaini: a vagabond poet by Amar Sindhu". Dawn (newspaper). 13 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  4. ^ "امداد حسيني : (Sindhianaسنڌيانا)". (in Sindhi). Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  5. ^ Syre, Muzamil (13 September 2020). "ESSAY: IMDAD HUSSAINI — AS I SEE HIM". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Legendary Sindhi poet Imdad Hussaini passes away – Daily News".
  7. ^ "Two foreigners among 94 conferred civil awards". Dawn (newspaper). 14 August 2002. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  8. ^ Allama Iqbal Award for Imdad Hussaini, info on Pakistan Press Foundation website Published 6 January 2016, Retrieved 15 November 2022