Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo

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Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo
Born (1915-08-12) August 12, 1915 (age 101)
Terath Laki, District Dadu, British India (now Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan)

Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo (Sindhi: محمد ابراهيم جويو‎, Urdu: محمد ابراہم جویو‎), (born August 13, 1915-), born to Muhammad Khan, Joyo is a teacher, writer scholar and Sindhi nationalist. He was born in the village of Abad near Laki, Kotri, Dadu, now in Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. He is considered the living legend of Sindhi literature, who has written, translated and edited hundreds of books and brochures. He has been affiliated with the Theosophical Society.[1]

On Wednesday, August 13, 2015, Joyo entered centennial of his life.[2][3][4][5]

Joyo received his early education from local village. He got education from Luki and Sann. He then passed his matriculation from Sindh Madarsatul Islam in 1934. In 1938, Joyo passed B.A. from DG Sindh College; University of Bombay. He went to Bombay for TP education.


Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo was appointed as a teacher in Sindh Madrasatul Islam in 1941. He wrote a book entitled Save Sindh, Save the Continent.[6][7][8][9] This work angered the administration authorities, causing a conflict with Pir Ilahi Bux who ordered Joyo's removal from his job. However, he got a new job in Thatta Municipal High School.

Later on, he was transferred to Hyderabad at training college. He was appointed as secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board in 1951. In 1961, Joyo retired from his job. Again, he was offered the same job a number of times. He was secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board till 1973. He was also involved with Sindh Textbook Board and served as chairman of the Sindhi Adabi Board.

Joyo has translated and written a number of books. He has many translations of famous European books to his credit. He has been writing on Sindh and Sindhi for 70 years.

In 2013, he received a literary award from the Pakistan Academy of Letters.[10] and also honorary degrees from the renowned universities.[11]

He has written many story books and text books for school children, prefaces, debates and a lot of essays.

Joyo is well-learned about History of Intellectual Development of Europe by J W Draper. He also read diverse writers such as Plutarch, Rousseau, Chekhov and Brecht.[12]


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