Sawan Faqir: The Famous Classical Poet of Sindh

Sawan Faqir (passed away in 1918) was a renowned classical Sindhi poet who utilized to recite poetry of a typical Sindhi form- “Bait”. His “baits” were of great length.

Sawan Faqir basically belonged to Khaskheli tribe and was born in village Shahdad Khaskheli near Nindo Shaher (Badin District) in the time period of 1875–1870. Sawn Faqir used to graze cattle in his village. During drought of Chhapno, he left the Badin area and went to village Fazal Khaskheli where he initiated working as peasant with Wadero Khabbar Odejo in the region of Juddho area.

Sawan Faki’s wife and 2 brothers breathed last because of cholera spread in the year of 1918. Maula Bux Khaskheli, Sidiq Faqir of village Ghulam Hussain Jamali Taluka Badin, Bachayo Faqir Todo Faqir of Odero Lal were among his students.

Ali Kahn Korai, Hassan Faqir Hingoro, Taji Khan Chandio used to sung his “Bait”. While among Alghozo players were Muso Khaskheli, resident of village Kandri, near Rajo Khanani, Hussain Khaskheli village Kandri, Khabbar Khaskheli ( blind person) resident of Seenhao taluka Tando Bago, Faqir Gulo Othari of Badin.

 

 

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