Aug 04 - Eminent Sindhi writer Moti Prakash no more

Dr Moti Prakash, an eminent educationist, writer and Sindhologist, passed away today (Aug 4, 2015) after a brief illness.

He was a poet, translator, scriptwriter, playwright and educationist. He had several collections of poems, a novel, a 3-act play and a collection of essays to his credit. His travelogue, Se Sabh Sandhiyum Saah Sen, won a Sahitya Akademi award in 1988. He was Honorary Director of the Sadhu Hiranand Navalrai Academy in Adipur. He has worked tirelessly for the cause of Sindhi literature and the Sindhi language.

In his distinguished literary career he was conferred with several awards, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sindhi Academy, Delhi (2006), Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (2009), and A.J. Uttam Lifetime Achievement Award by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha.

He gave what could possibly be his last interview, to Muse India which is published in the current Issue (Jul-Aug 2015). His work and the service he rendered to the field of education, the Sindhi language and literature will be long remembered.

Rest in Peace Dr Moti Prakash -- May 15, 1931-August 4, 2015.


(Based on report by Ms Pratibha Umashankar, Aug 4, 2015) 

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