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BHAGAT KANWAR RAM : A SUFI SAINT OF SINDH

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Ruk Station and Sufi Saint singer and musician of Sindh, martyr (Shaheed) Bhaggat Kanwarram are synonyms. Ruk station is the place where this legend and icon of religious harmony, Ahansa and peace was murdered in November 1-2, 1939. His voice was very melodious and ranged over a very wide scale. His recordings of devotional songs were famous all over Sindh.  His songs broadcast regularly over radio Ceylon (Hindi Service) during 1950s & 60s. Sufi mystic Saint Bhaggat Kanwarram and master chander’s songs were also broadcast from Radio Hyderabad, Sindh but dictator Ayoub Khan put ban on both legend singers of Sindh. The songs of both singer were banned up to dictator Zia’s rule. Their songs came back again to Radio Pakistan Hyderabad, when Benazir Bhutto’s elected democratic government came in power after the long “Movement for Restoration of Democracy” (MRD – 1983 and 1986).

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Bhagat Kanwar

SINDH : Ruk Station and Bhaggat Kanwar are synonyms. The place where this legend and icon of religious harmony of Ahansa and peace was murdered 1939. On Tuesday, 16th Feb, 2009 at 5 PM the Chairperson Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, HRCP, Asma Jahangir is coming to Ruk station to pay him tribute. A candle light vigil, sufi music and sufi whirl has been arranged. Organisers; Munir Memon (The Democrats), Yousif Sindhi (Sindhi Adabi Sangat), Bhadur Rind( Qazi Faiz Mohammed Foundation)

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, Thu, February 11, 2010