Rare Photographs of Hyderabad Sind

The following photographs, I received through the internet. 

Will be happy to give the credit to whoever it is due.

Shakun Narain Kimatrai

Hyderabad, (Sind) founded in 1768 by Ghulam Shah, was the capital
of Sindh until it fell to the British in 1843 after the battle
of Miani six miles north of the city.

Photographs of the old city of Hyderabad are extremely rare.
The triangular structures on the rooftops are wind catchers
called ‘Manghas’

The funnel directs the breeze into the homes below.


Unveiling ceremony of statue of Rai Bahadur Udhadas Tarachand who built RBUT civil hospital in Shikarpur.

A great service for the mankind never done before by any Shikarpuri.

After completion of the hospital,this great man asked the mason to write his name on the stairs so that it comes under the shoes of the patients.

 His statue is now kept at Institute of Sindhology Hyderabad Sindh.We still salute Great Rai Bahadur and remember him as angel of Shikarpur.

A note

I would like to add more info on Rai Bahadur Udhavdas Tarachand a Shikarpuri, his surname was Chhabria.He had three sons and three daughters.Sons- Khushiram, ,Gobindram and Harilal Mr.Harilal was well known in the political circle. Mr. Harilal’s wife ( maiden name vishan parmanand nagpal)Parmesri was my mother’s elder sister,they were issueless.I don’t have info on other two sons and three daughters of Rai Bahadur Udhavdas Tarachand.But,if any info required,I can ask my 90 yrs. old mother Janki Ramrattan Rohra (maiden name devan parmanand nagpal).Until a few years ago I had the bust of the Rai Bahadur,which I had it immersed in the sea at Juhu in Mumbai.I have a few photographs of the Rai Bahadur and his son Mr.Harilal. I will be pleased to share them with you to enable you to write history of our great race.I am Mumbai based, my phone no.26045738 Tks & Rgds

Sindhs youngest and two time Prime Minister Shaheed Allah Bux Soomro (19oo-1943) playing with his youngest son Abdul Samad Soomro(1938-1990) in a happy mood

Dear Shakun ji,                       
I am grandson of Shaheed Allah Bux Soomro-my father Abdul Samad Soomro was his youngest child. My father was only five years old when Allah Bux Soomro was martyred .   Regards Amir Soomro   /span>

Bhagat Kanwar Ram’s wife is seen here sitting with late Sain Shiv Bhajan of Shikarpur

Hemu Kalani was a Sindhi Freedom Fighter. He was underage at the time of hanging but, despite that he was hanged which was deviation of law and an inhuman act by the British Empire. His mother insisted upon him to appeal for amnesty and disclose the names of his friends in order to save his life but this brave son of soil refused to do so and chose death to amnesty. When his last will was asked, he asked the duty staff to state slogans. Since it was his last will and it was mandatory to fulfill it therefore, they replied his slogans “Azaadi Zindabad”…
It is important that we remember from time to time the sacrifices made for our freedom…We were/are Indians, not Sindhis, Hindus, Muslims, Gujaratis, Marathis…

Above: Hemu Kalani’s house in Sukkur sent by Dr Amir Soomro

BrahmaKumaris offer aid in Shikarpur during major floods in Pakistan

August 2010BK Usha Bhavser arrived Shikarpur from Karachi and stayed 12 days. During her stay she visited flooded areas through vehicles, boat and by foot. She met dozens of families and encouraged them to face the worst situation. She organised many satsangs and addressed the women of Shikarpur on self development and spirituality. Intellectuals of Shikarpur met her and appreciated her work for the suffering humanity.
 Sister Usha distributed food hampers among the flood victims. She went from door to door during nights and  darkness and provided food to hundreds of families. She also donated for the biggest medical camp where thousands of gastro patients were treated and it is still running. She spent time with the families who have migrated from villages and are living a very miserable life and showed solidarity with them. The people of Shikarpur were amzed to see a lady in white sari working and encouraging people day and night, wiping their tears and spreading smiles on their faces.He love and work in the days of history’s worst disaster would never be forgotten. She will be remembered as an angel by the people of Shikarpur.

Best regards,

Dr. Amir  Abbas Soomro
Karachi, Pakistan

Sindhis: The Unique Five Million
by Kishu Tharumal Khemlani

They were the people
Who were denied their ancient land
5000 years old Civilization.Moan Jo Daro
They paid supreme price for FREEDOM OF INDIA.

They were the people

Who dwelled on the banks of river Sindhu
Where Rig Veda was evolved
Then Upanishads took shape,
Who believed in peace and tranquility
And in universal brotherhood. 

But in the year 1947,
Were forced to migrate.
They came empty handed
Many with only clothes on their back
Assigned in dilapidated barracks
Leaking roofs and missing privacy
And had to stand in line for free rations.

But, instead of whining or moaning
They stood proud and erect
They took, not arms, but creative intelligence
They believed in knowledge and education
And went forward.

Next 50 years
They traversed many lands and oceans
By hard work and perseverance
They spread prosperity everywhere
They built new houses
They built new hospitals
They built new schools and colleges
Gave free aid and scholarships
And advanced trade and industry.

The Original Unique five Million Sindhis
The peaceful people, the hospitable people
The generous people
The proud and independent people
The self-reliant people

Without a millimeter of their land.They survived
They are survivors,they are tough,

The original picture of Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai. This picture was been taken by the German photographer Hoffman 160 years ago.
The Real Hero……….BhagatSingh.
Mr Shubhashchandra Boze AKA Netaji at the age of approx 14 years
A public hanging in British India
100-yr-old photos of British India found
India’s First Independence Day Celebrations in Delhi – August 15,1947
A rare view of the Rashtrapati Bhavane and the Parliament House in New Delhi.
It was a last time when Netaji wat caught by Britishers.
India’s First Independence Day Celebrations in Delhi – August 15
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with wife Eimilie Shenkl
Handwriting of great leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Partition migration from West Punjab – 1947
Mahatma Gandhi with Indira Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – 1932
Mahatma Gandhi with Louis Mountbatten
Gandhi family
Indira Gandhi Sonia Gandhi
Indira Gandhi with Rajeev & Sanjay.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Indira Gandhi.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi with Mr. Charlie Chaplin.
Subhas Chandra Bose Adolf Hitler
The trial of Nathuram Godse – 1948
Nathuram Godse with gun in hand facing Mahatma Gandhi just beforehis assassination
The 1st Mumbai – Thane passenger train – April 16, 1853
The front page of The Hindustan Times – August 1
Rare photo of freedom fighter Swatantravir Savarkar
The dead body of Mr Chandrashekhar Azad…. The REAL HERO.
Shri Krishna Bihari Vajpayee
A very rare pic of Swami Vivekananda
The Titanic before sailing
The Titanic at the bottom of the sea.
Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest
Rabindranath Tagore with Albert Einstein In 1934
Half anna coin minted by the East India Company
The Noble Medals
The most rare photos of our cricketers
Childhood photo of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan
All Mangeshkar Brother & Sisters
Michael jackson with Balasaheb thakre.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
British India postage stamp – 1935
1000 rupees note
Dhirubhai ambani
Nobel Lauriate Prof. C. V. Raman.
Yesteryears Lata Mangeshkar
The Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir – Late 19th Century Photograph
Aishwariya Rai during her college days
Lahore Fort, Pakistan – 1864
The Lost family
Pakistani Rs 50
Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi – 1940’s
Prince Sardar Singh (1880-1911) of Jodhpur – circa 1885
DATE : 03/06/2012