The 166th birth anniversary of Mirza Qaleech Baig was celebrated by Mirza Qaleech Baig Research Chair at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium Allama I.I. Kazi Campus University of Sindh Jamshoro on Friday.
Addressing the ceremony, the speakers paid rich tributes to the renowned writer Shams-ul- Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig for his services in the cause of Sindhi language and literature and said that Mirza was one of the greatest writers of the world but he was not given due recognition at official level even in the Sindh province.
In his presidential address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat deplored that no road or institution had been named after Mirza Baig in any city or town of the province, adding that Sindh University took the initiative back in 2009 and established the Mirza Qaleech Chair which he said had been made more active and efficient. Defining the term Shams-ul-Uelma as the sun of education and light, he said that Mr. Baig was a great scholar but he was not given his due place in the textbooks.
“In English literature, the famous writer is William Shakespeare who wrote just 37 dramas but Mirza Qaleech Baig inked more than 457 books in 43 disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology, zoology, plant sciences, Sindhi literature and anthropology”, said the Vice Chancellor.—APP