Ibrahim Munshi: The Eminent Poet of Sindh, Pakistan

Ibrahim Munshi was a notable poet of Sindhi language. He was born on the day of January 15, 1934 in Jinjhan Soomro, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad District, Sindh. His father Muhammmad Ishaque was also a poet but financially a poor farmer. He wrote six books of poetry and got fame in the hearts of Sindhi people. He died on 31 July 2003.

Education of Ibrahim Munshi

Father of Ibrahim Munshi had sent him to maktab for study purpose. He was in class four when his father passed away in March 1945, afterwards whole financial responsibility of home fell upon him. Ibrahim Munshi got his primary education from his village. Due to this responsibility he stopped education at primary level, could not proceed for higher education and left his study and toiled hard for earning.

Tough period

Ibrahim Munshi adopted several professions such as, selling fish, grocery, cultivating his ancestor’s agricultural land and doing the job of “Munshi” (an assistant of manager).

Literary career

Ibrahim Munshi’s father was a patriotic poet hence Ibrahim got the poetry in legacy. He was greatly affected by difficult circumstances of his time also and started poetry in 1949. He under the supervision of his father’s teacher Ustad Ali Muhammad “Sepoy”, started poetry at the age of thirteen. He tested himself in every field of poetry. He described lower ranked people in his poetry. He was greatly impresses by revolutionary poetry of Shaikh Ayaz in the year of 1960. His poetry published in monthly magazine “Rooh Rehan” during 1965-1966.

Publications

His collection of Poetry “Paigham Mazloom” published in the year of 1970. His second collection “Wigh ja Waryam” in 1971 and “Gondar Wenda Guzri” in 1985 by Prem nagar publication. His other collection includes Dharti, Deen, Dharam in 1991, Dhuanre dehan dhara in 1995 and “Akhar Akhar Akh” in 2006 by Roshni publication. Many singers have sung his poetry in cassettes and for private gatherings. He extremely loved the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry. As a journalist he reported many intellectual,

Death

Ibrahim Munshi breathed last on 31 July 2003.

 

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