Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
A recent painting of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
|شاھ عبداللطيف ڀٽائي|
|Born||18 November 1689|
Sui-Qandar (Bhit Shah) Hala, Sindh, Mughal Empire
|Died||1 January 1752 (aged 63)|
Bhittai Shrine, Bhit Shah, Sindh
|Influences||Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi|
Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talib-ul-Mola
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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah) (18 November 1689 – 1 January 1752) (Sindhi: شاه عبداللطيف ڀٽائي, Urdu: شاہ عبداللطیف بھٹائی) was a Sindhi Philosopher, Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet, widely considered to be the greatest Muslim poet of the Sindhi language. He is also known as the poet of Sindh.
A 16-foot-high statue of Bhitai was unveiled in front of the Bhit shah rest house on the occasion of his 274th urs. The statue was sculpted by Nadir Ali Jamali, who is associated with the fine arts department of the University of Sindh. It is planned to be permanently put up at the centre of the Karar Lake next to the Bhitai shrine. It took ten months to complete.
In 2017, the 274th Urs of Shah Abdul Latif began at Bhit Shah, and Mai Dhai, Abida Parveen and many other singers and artists performed. The ceremony's opening was done by interim Governor Sindh.
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