Rich tributes paid to Sindhi historian, intellectual Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch

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Zubair Qureshi

Speakers while addressing an online seminar titled International Literary Seminar, paid rich tributes to Dr Nabi Bakhsh Khan Baloch terming him a prominent voice of Balochistan and a man with deep understanding of literature, history and linguistics.

The webinar was organized by the Pakistan Academy of Letters on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the renowned historian, linguist, researcher, educationist and intellectual.
Eminent literary figures participated in the webinar.

Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Prof Fateh Mohammad Malik and Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Jamani were in the Presidium while Dr Yousuf Khushk Chairman of the PAL gave a welcome address.

Dr Abdul Ghaffar Soomro (Karachi), Dr Mohammad Ali Manjhi (Hyderabad), Inamullah Sheikh (Islamabad), Mohammad Omar Chand (New Zealand), Ayub Baloch (Quetta), Dr. Sofia Khushk (Islamabad), Amima Baloch (Karachi), Dr Manzoor Ali Vesrio (Islamabad), Aqil Ali Kaka (Islamabad) expressed their views. Dr. Hakim Ali Barro was the moderator.

Prof. Fateh Mohammad Malik said that Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch was a great intellectual of Sindh, Pakistan and even of the subcontinent.

Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Baloch has left a valuable asset of literature and culture in the form of books.

Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui said that Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Baloch was a great historian, educationist and intellectual of Sindh.

His services to the promotion of literature and culture are unforgettable. They are the identity of Sindh.

Dr Nabi Bakhsh Jamani said that Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Baloch has done significant work in the field of history, literature, culture and research which is a beacon for the new generation.

Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch’s forte is that the outstanding services he has rendered in the field of science and research are exemplary.

He has done significant work on the main source of the history of Sindh, “Fathnama Sindh” or “Chachnama”, “Tarikh Masoomi” and “Tohfat-ul-Kalam”.

In terms of research, a comprehensive Sindhi dictionary consisting of 5 volumes is also his major achievement.

Besides, “Urdu poetry in Sindhi”, “Maulana Azad Sobhani”, “Tehreek-e-Azadi ke Muqtadar Rehnuma” and “Diwan-e-Alam”, are important books to his credit.

Earlier, in his introductory remarks, Dr Yousuf Kushk said that Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch was a renowned researcher, historian, educationist and intellectual. He gained worldwide fame for his scholarly and research services.

His scholarly and literary services is not limited to Sindhi language but extends to Urdu, English, Persian, Balochi and Seraiki languages.

Dr. Yousuf Kushk further said that more research is needed on the work of Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Baloch so that our new generation can get acquainted with his scientific and research work.