Syed Matto Shah

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Syed Matto Shah
سیّد متو شاہسیّد متو شاھ
Village
Skyline of Syed Matto Shah
Nickname(s): Saeed Matto
Syed Matto Shah is located in Pakistan
Syed Matto Shah
Syed Matto Shah
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 25°53.58′N 68°37.51′E / 25.89300°N 68.62517°E / 25.89300; 68.62517Coordinates: 25°53.58′N 68°37.51′E / 25.89300°N 68.62517°E / 25.89300; 68.62517
Country  Pakistan
Region Sindh
District Tando Muhammad Khan District
Tehsil Bulri Shah Karim Tehsil
Union Council Saeed Matto Union Council
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 700
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website [1]

Village Syed Matto Shah (Sindhi: سیّد متو شاھ‎, Urdu: سیّد متو شاہ‎), also called Saeed Matto, is located in union council Saeed Matto, tehsil Bulri Shah Karim, district Tando Muhammad Khan, Sindh, Pakistan.[2] Due to its historical background, the village is the centre of cultural and financial activities in the surrounding area.

Before independence of Pakistan in 1947, it was populated by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. After the independence, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled down in Syed Matto Shah.

The existing population of union council Saeed Matto Shah includes Muslim and Hindu tribes, including Kolhis, Sathias, Solangi and Siddis (also Qambranis or Sheedis).

Notable people[edit]

Umaid Ali Sathio

Umaid Ali Sathio
Umaid Ali Sathio

Umaid Ali Sathio – a high school teacher (HST) and an author of several books in Sindhi – could not have continued his education if Shams ul Haq Ansari of Hala had not been posted to the village as the secretary of union council Saeed Matto. He offered free tuition to the villagers, including Umaid Ali, and encouraged them to continue their secondary and higher secondary education as private students.

Umaid Ali was one of the villagers who never looked back. He did the matric from Government High School Tando Muhammad Khan, and Master of Education (MEd) from University of Sindh, old campus.

These days, apart from teaching at the Government High School Abdul Rahim Katiar as HST, Umaid Ali is busy in authoring books on the local history and culture. His published books include:

  • Sindhi: سٺيا ذات‎ Sathia Caste (two parts)
  • Sindhi: سيد پريل شاه ڏاڏا سائينءَ جو تاريخي ۽ شجرائتي احوال‎ About Syed Paryal Shah Dada Sain and his Ancestry
  • Sindhi: سنڌ جا ڪجھ اهم شهر‎ Significant Towns of Sindh
A sugar cane field in the village Syed Matto Shah
A sugar cane field in the village Syed Matto Shah
'Bazaar' or commercial street of village Syed Matto Shah
'Bazaar' or commercial street of village Syed Matto Shah

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://syedmattoshah.wordpress.com
  2. ^ "Saeed Matto". Official website, District Government of Tando Muhammad Khan. October 6, 2009. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 

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