Dr.K.Y (Qader Bukhsh Yar Muhammad ) Ansari (1923-2000) Dr.K.Y Ansari was born in Matiari on 27th December 1923.After getting early education at here,he went to Bombay for for higher education and after getting the degree of M.B.B.S he returned to home in 1947.After the creation of Pakistan,he was first Muslim Doctor who was working as honorary surgeon in Sindh.In 1951 he became R.M.O and in the same year, when Hyderabad Medical College started,he became its first Principal.In 1954 he passed the examination of F.R.C.S from London,where Zulifqar Ali Bhutto became his friend,who was working as lecturer in South Hamilton.During service he served at Hyderabad,Karachi,Lahore,Quetta,Larkana and Shikarpur.
Dr.Muhammad Hasan Shaikh
Muhammad Dawood Memon (1918- 2001) He was the founder of Government Boys High School Matiari.He collected donations to establish this school and faced all the hurdles in this regard.After that he remained as Head Master of this School for several years.Now this School is called by his name.
Dr. Haider Nizamani (U.C Karam Kahan Nizamani Taluka Hala) He teaches Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Global Security and Cooperation Fellow of the Social Science Research Council at UBC’s Institute of International Relations, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad. From 2000-2001, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Nizamani is the author of The Roots of Rhetoric: Politics of Nuclear Weapons in India and Pakistan. Additional works by Nizamani have appeared in a number of reference journals worldwide. (Information sent by Hasan Ali Nizamani)
Muhammad Eden Khaskheli (1914- 1980) He was Primary School Teacher and retired as Head Master of GBPS Main Matiari.He was a sincere and devoted person.He spent his life for the betterment of education and students.
Lal Muhammad Qazi
Muhammad Hussain Khaskheli
Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Yousuf Memon
Muhammad Raheem Vighio
Noor Muhammad Qazi
Akhund Noor Ahmed Abbasi
Sayed Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha (Ex-Chief Secretary Sindh)
Sayed Sohail Akber Shah (Secretary Forest)
Sayed Sohail Akber Shah is one of the most efficient and intelligent officers of Pakistan.He was born at Matiari on 20th December 1958.His Academic qulaification is B.E (Electronics) from Dawood College of Engineering & Technology Karachi.He passed CSS Examination and since 1984 he has availed several on job trainings.He worked on several key post of Government .
Sayed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah (Ex-I G Police Sindh)
Sayed Khudadino Shah (Ex-SSP)
Professor Dr.Ali Muhammad Ansari (Ex-Secretary Health Government of Sindh)
Muhammad Ashiq Memon (Ex-Secretary Government of Sindh)
Haji Muhammad Haroon Memon (Ex-Commissioner Hyderabad Division)
Aakhund Muhammad Raheem (the First Martyr of Khilafat Movement)
Sayed Ghulam Murtaza Shah (G.M. Sayed)
G. M. Sayed was a political leader who pioneered the Jeay Sindh movement for the freedom of Sindh.He was born in the village of Sunn in Jamshoro District, Sindh, on January 17, 1904 in British India (Pakistan) and died on April 25, 1995. His forefathers migrated to Sunn from Matiari several centuries ago.He was from the “MEYAN POTA” branch of Matiari Sayeds.His father died when he was only sixteen months old. He had no formal schooling. Whatever he learnt was self-taught. By dint of hard work, he attained mastery over the Sindhi and English languages.He was also conversant in Arabic and Persian languages. History, philosophy and political science were his favorite subjects of study.G.M Sayed was the author of more than sixty-five books. His books are on numerous subjects, ranging from literature to politics, religion and culture. He was himself a mystic had a lot of love and regard for mystics of all faiths. Besides being a man of immense learning, Syed possessed a personality that was graceful and poised. Highly cultured and refined manners, hospitality and geniality were the salient traits of his character. Wit and humor were the keynotes of his personality. He respected all genuine difference of opinions. For decades, Sindh and Sindhi people had constituted the center of his interest and activity, and all his love energies were devoted to their good.G M Sayed proposed the 1940 Pakistan Resolution in the Sindh Assembly, which ultimately resulted in the creation of Pakistan. However, he became the first political prisoner of Pakistan because of his differences with the leadership of the country, as he believed that they had deceived the Sindhis.
Poets and Writers
Hazrat Shah Abdul Karim Bulri Waro
Hazrat Shah Abdul Karim Bulri waro was the great-grandfather of the greatest Sindhi poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
Shah Abdul Karim Bulri (1536-1623) was a famous Sufi poet of the Sindhi language from Sindh, Pakistan. Shah Abdul Karim Bulri was the great-grandfather of the famous poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.He was born in a Sayed family in Matiari,(His residence was adjacent on south side of Jamia Masjid Matiari).Since he spent most of his life in Bulri,(a village in the Tando Muhammad Khan) the word Bulri is often appended to his name. As his father died when he was young, he was brought up by his mother and elder brother Sayed Jalal. From childhood he took a keen interest in matters related to Allah and spirituality and often didn’t pay attention to the lessons taught in school and instead spent his time immersed in thoughts of Allah. He often went to mystical gatherings in his village where Sufi songs accompanied by rural music were sung. This affected him so much, that little by little he started to compose his own Sufi songs. When he was of age, Shah Abdul Karim married as per the wish of his elder brother,although he himself thought that marriage might hinder his path towards Allah. He met a Sufi in his local mosque named Sultan Ibrahim and impressed by him became his disciple.
After the death of his elder brother, to take care of his family, he became a laborer as per the advice of Sultan Ibrahim. After Sultan Ibrahim left for performing Hajj, Shah Abdul Karim came in close contact with another mystic named Makhdum Nuh and came under his tutelage. The Makhdum’s insistence of formal observance of the Shariat (Islamic law) helped temper the growing mystic fervor of Shah Abdul Karim (which may have gone out of control at this stage). Shah Abdul Karim imposed a very stringent discipline on himself which few people around him knew of. He used to work in the day with interludes for prayer. In the night, he used to walk around the locality filling any earthen pots he found empty. As he grew older he wrote many spiritual poems in Sindhi and used them as a device to express his love for the Divine.
During his old age, he was highly respected by the people and had a number of disciples. His poetry and malfuzat appeared for the first time in Bayan-al-Arifin, a Persian work, written by a disciple he had later in his life named Mir Daryai Tharawi,in 1630, seven years after his death. One of the major poets of Sindhi, Shah Abdul Latif has been called the Chaucher of Sindhi Literature.
Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah) (1689 – 1752) was a Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages. He settled in the town of Bhit Shah in Matiari, Pakistan where his shrine is located. The major themes of his poetry include Unity of God, love for Prophet, religious tolerance and humanistic values.Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai was born in 1689 in Hala Haveli’s village Sui-Qandar located near Hyderabad, Pakistan. Shah Abdul Latif was son of Syed Habibullah and grandson of Syed Abdul Quddus Shah.
Altaf Ahmed Shaikh
Altaf Ahmed Shaikh is a Sindhi scholar, marine engineer, professor, and travel writer from Pakistan. He is the associate professor of Naval engineering and Marine engineering at Pakistan Naval Academy. His first book on travel was Munhnjo Saagar Munhnjo Sahil, which was published in 1971, and won the Pakistan Writers Guild Award
He was born in the house of Gul Muhammad Shaikh on November 14, 1944 in New Hala District, Hyderabad (now Matiari District).
He got his early education from Hala, then from Cadet College Petaro, and studied marine engineering at Pakistan Marine Academy Chittagong, Bangladesh. He was qualified as a naval engineer, and taught in Malaysia as a trainer.
He started writing in the age of 18, in Chittagong. His first story book was Anamika (the Bengali word for “unknown”). He, then, moved to Malmo, Sweden where he attended World Maritime University; and received his M.Sc. in Marine Engineering from Maritime Safety Administration School of Engineering. He also received the “First Class Engineer Certificate” of Competency for sailing as Chief Engineer on Foreign Going Vessels. He then moved to London where he passed the A.M.I.E (Mechanical Engineering) and earned a engineer’s license Institute of Engineers,London.
Pir Sayed Noor Shah Hashmi (Ex-MPA)
Sayed Zulifqar Ali Shah Jamote (Ex-Senator)
Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah Jamot was born on 15 April, 1941 at Matiari, District Hyderabad Sindh. After having his early education, he earned B.Sc degree in agriculture from Agricultural University Tando Jam. He carried out agriculture as a profession and also took special interest in politics and welfare of the people of his area. He was President of the Pakistan Muslim League Sindh and was also a member of the Boards of Governors of Aitcheson College Lahore and Agriculture College Tando Jam. He was a model farmer .He visited a large number of countries on private as well as representative missions. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah Jamot was elected as member of the Senate in 1973, which he continued till 1977 and was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 1985 for a six year term. He was again elected as Senator in 1991 for a six year term. We lost this Pride of our City on 10th March 2011.
Sayed Muhammad Murad Shah (Ex-MPA)
Sayed Imdad Ali Shah Jamote (Ex-MPA)
Sayed Shafqat Ali Shah Jamote (Ex-Minister of Education Government of Sindh)
Sayed Muhammad Ali Shah Jamote (Senator /Ex-Zila Nazim)
Sayed Haji Jalal Shah (Ex-MPA & Ex-Minister)
Sayed Shohabuddin Shah Hussaini (Ex-MNA) & President Sindh Sayed Association
Sayed Ameer Ali Shah Jamote (MNA)
Pir Sayed Ameer Ali Shah Hashmi (Ex-MPA)
Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talib ul Moula (Ex-MNA)
Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talib -ul- Mola was a renowned scholar, poet, and leader of his time. He was the Sajjadah Nasheen of Nooh Sarwar Shrine in Hala. He was born on October 4, 1919 in New Hala.Makdoom Talib ul Mola became the Sajjadah Nasheen after the death of his father Makhdoom Ghulam Muhammad. His Shrine is famous as No lakhi Godri. His family had a following of 1 million people 300 years back, but expanded to around 6 million people till his time. He was 17th Sajjadah Nasheen of these millions of disciples.Makhdoom Sahab was also active politician and was the senior vice chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party. He was a founder member of PPP and the PPP was found there in the house of Makhdoom Talib ul Mola at Hala in 1967.Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was very close to him. He was elected as the Member of National Assembly many times and played the most significant role in the movements of MRD and One Unit.Makdoom Talib ul Mola was also famous Sindhi poet, he was also chairman of Sindhi Adabi Board. Talib ul Mola wrote many book and unlimited article is Sindhi Magazines.He was awarded Tamgha-e-Pakistan, Latif Award, Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his achievements and works. He died on January 11, 1993 at Cardio Vesicular Institute, Karachi. He is buried at Hala.
Makhdoom Amin Faheem (Ex-MNA & Minister)
Makhdoom Muhammad Ameen Faheem was born on 4th August, 1939.He is a senior member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, where he serves. He also hold the cabinet portfolio of Federal Minister for Commerce in the Gillani-led government since November 2008.Makhdoom Amin Fahim was chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians in National Assembly of Pakistan and parliamentary Leader of his party in National Assembly of Pakistan. He also served as Federal Minister during Benazir Bhutto’s tenure.He was the leader of the Sarwari jamaat. Wikileaks cables have highlighted contradictions among prominent Pakistanis by citing the example of Amin Fahim. Officials note that Amin Fahim led a religious Islamic group “while enjoying an occasional bloody mary”.
Makhdoom Jameel Zaman (MPA & Minister)
Makhdoom Rafiq Zaman (Ex-MPA,Ex-Minister & Ex-Zila Nazim District Hyderabad)
Shagufta Jumani (MNA & Ex-Minister)
Sayed Sakhi Rukun din Shah Badshah
Sayed Sakhi Hashim Shah Badshah
Sayed Shahmeer Shah Badshah
Sayed Shah Waryo Sakhi
Sayed Gul Ismaieel Ghot
Sayed Meyoon Haji
Sayed Sajan Sawai
Dr.Sayed Allah Obhayo Shah (1940-2001) My Brother.First Sindhi Chemist. He completed his study (Ph.D) from London in 1968.He served SANDOZ Pakistan from 1970 to 2001 and at the time of death was working as Director Operations at CLARIENT Pakistan,which was chemical part of SANDOZ.
Qazi Hidayatullah “Mushtaq”(1841-1913) He was great Islamic Scholar,writer, poet and Physician.He wrote a cosiderable number of books on various topics specially on religion.One of his greatest writings is “Manaqib al Sadat”,which he wrote in honor of Ahel e Baet (The Five Chosen Ones,Hazrat Muhammad Sallalah Alaeh Wa Sallam,Khatoon e Jannat Sayeda tu Nisai Bibi Fatmatu Zahra Alaeha Assalam,Hazrat Imam Ali Alaeh Assalam,Hazrat Imam Hassan Alaeh Assalam and Hazrat Imam Hussain Alaeh Salam).He had great knowledge about the religion and world.At that time in sindh there was no other scholar of his level.
Aakhund Azizullah (Died in 1856) (the First Tarnslator of Holy Quran in Sindhi) He was a great Scholar of the time of Talpurs.He had ful command on religious issues.British Government asked him so many times for assistance in religious matters and he helped the government accordingly.He was the first scholar who translated the Holy Quran in sindhi,which was published in 1902 from Bombay and beame very popular.
Sayed Hafiz Ali Nawaz Shah (1910-1991) My Father. He was a great human being.He was a very active social worker.He was great helper of poors and helpless people.In helping needy people he never cared about his own loss. He was the owner of 2700 (500 at Shahmir ji wasi Taluka Matiari and 2200 at Uner pur District Jamshoro) Acres of Agricultural land.He was the HAFIZ of of Holy Quran and recited Holy Quran in Taraweh Namaz in Ramdan at Jamia Masjid Matiari for the 50 years (1935 to 1985).He was MTAWALI (Trustee) of Jamia Masjid Matiari.He had 13 sons and 10 daughters.