Noted poet Surwech Sujawali passes away
THATTA, Oct 23: Renowned poet Muhammad Siddiq Surwech Sujawali expired after protracted
illness in his native village Surwech Nagar near Sujawal on Monday. He was
Surwech suffered from various chronic diseases and was bedridden
since his young son and poet Sangi Sujawali died early this year. He was buried
in his ancestral graveyard. The funeral was largely attended.
widely respected by all sections of society. A collection of his poetry has also
He used to recite his revolutionary poetry in public
gatherings of almost all noted politicians and leaders including GM Sayed,
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Fazil Rahu, Mumtaz Bhutto and others.
He also wrote
and recited Sindhi nationalist poetry during Gen Ayub Khan's tenure when the
general made 'One Unit'. Surwech was jailed several times during the tenure of
Gen Ziaul Haq.
District Nazim Syed Shafqat Husain Shah Shirazi had been
looking after his treatment in Karachi and later in his village. The Nazim has
declared a one-day holiday on Tuesday throughout the district to mourn the death
of Surwech. The News
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