By: Mohammad Ali Mahar, Austin, TX
Let’s mourn the death of one more of the true sons of Sindh. Khursheed Qaimkhani, an established humanist, anthropologist and writer, died a couple of days back and was laid to rest in Tando Allahyar. Khursheed Qaimkhani, a senior army major, had resigned from the military as a protest when the military started the sanguinary operation against Bengalis, losing all his pension and benefits. After leaving the army, he devoted his life to the cause of the underdog, especially the scheduled caste (Dalit) classes of Sind.
Even though he acquired name, fame and acclaim writing in English and Urdu as well as Sindhi – being an established author of many books – He was a great Sind-loving Urdu-speaking Sindhi, therefore, in his later days he started to write for Sindhi newspapers exclusively, saying that even though he felt like he had achieved what he had to achieve, in writing in Sindhi he was trying to payback the debt Mother Sindh had on him.
Khursheed was not born in Sindh but he proved himself in his writings and his actions to be a true son of the soil. His writings had a romantic aura about them and I felt entranced while reading him. I hope someone will put all his Sindhi columns together and publish them in a book.
Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, January 11, 2013.
4 thoughts on “Khursheed Qaimkhani – A True Son of Sindh”
Khurshhid kaimkhani unpublished book ,”Jogi Basti” is in market. Published by Roshni publication Hyderabad. Its a master piece inside of Jogi’s life. Kosar kaimkhani
MEREE SHAR KA EK “GAREEB DOST” JIS KE KAAM KO BHUT DEER ADAB/ILIM DOSTO NEE DEKHA…OOR KHURSHEED QAIMKHANI KO JAN-NI LAGIE… SINDH MEE ISS LEVEL PUR KUM LOGO NEE KAAM KIYA ..JIS MEE JANAB K.QAIMKHANI KA NAAM SUR-E-FAHRAST RAHEEGA.. (MANZOOR KALRO)
I am so greatful and thankful to all those people for their affilation, recognition and uncountable appreciation for his work and awaerness about the true issues of mother land and showed us the right path to see the life and its obligation. I am honored that its him because of whom i become able to see other side of picture.
thanks for your comments and appreciation. we the lovers of kaimkhani organised condolence reference to honor him on 9th feb 2013 at Tando Allahyar. we decided to continue Dalit magazine he started and publish his unpublish work.