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Sindhi Personalities

Prominent Sindhi Personalities

  1. Sadhu T L Vaswani: A prominent Sindhi saint and social reformer/worker who participated in World Congress of Religions in Berlin.
  2. Dada J P Vaswani: Spiritual head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission at Pune,India.
  3. Swami Lilashah: Sindhi saint and social reformer whose ‘samadhi’ is situated at Adipur (Kutch) India.
  4. Sant Kanwar Ram: Sindhi saint and a renowned singer of Sindhi ‘bhagati’
  5. Master Chander: Famous singer who contributed tremendously to Sindhi music.
  6. Prof. Ram Panjwani: Fondly known as community’s ‘Ambassador of Sindhi Culture'. He took great pains to propagate Sindhi language, music and culture. He received ‘Padma Shree’ Award of Govt. of India.
  7. Bhagwanti Navani: She was known as ‘Nightingale of Sindhi music' . She popularised Sindhi music all over India and abroad.
  8. Abida Parveen: World famous Sufi Singer from Sindh.
  9. Shanti Hiranand: Famous Ghazal singer and disciple of renowned Ghazal singer Begam Akhtar.
  10. Rani Karna: Famous Oddissi and Kathak dancer.
  11. Anila Sunder: Well known Sindhi dancer, famous for her many Sindhi ballets.
  12. Hemu Kalani: A young martyr who was hanged during freedom struggle of India. He is called ‘Bhagat Singh of Sindh’.
  13. G. M. Syed: A political leader of Sindh.
  14. Acharya J.B. Kripalani: Close confidant of Gandhiji played important role in freedom movement of India. He was the President of All India Congress Committee at the time of independence of India in 1947.
  15. Kumari Jethi Sipahimalani: Elected as Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly.
  16. Bhai Pratap Dialdas: Founder of Gandhidham, the new home town for Sindhis.
  17. Sindhis who have been elected to Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha ): Dr. Choithram Gidwani, Acharya J.B. Kripalani, R. K, Sidhwa, Ram Jethmalani, Acharya Bhagwan Dev, Dharmdas Shastri, Bhanukumar Shastri, L. K. Advani
  18. Sindhis who have been members of Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha): N. R. Malkani, Jairamdas Daulatram, L. K. Advani, Krishin Kripalani, Ram Jethmalani, K. R. Malkani, Suresh Keswani.
  19. Sindhis who have been Union Ministers in Government of India: L. K. Advani, Jairamdas Daulatram, R. K. Sidhwa,Ram Jethmalani
  20. Sindhis in whose memory Govt. of India has issued postal stamps: Shaheed Hemu Kalani, Sadhu T. L. Vaswani, Dada Jairamdas Daulatram and Acharya J. B. Kripalani
  21. Sindhis who have received National awards from Govt. of India:
    (a) Padmashree & Padmabhushan : Santu Shahani.
    (b) Padma Bhushan : Dr. L. Hiranandani, Prof. N.R. Malkani.
    (c) Padma Shree : Krishin Kripalani, Jivanlal Jairamdas,Dr. R. K. Menda, Hundraj ‘Dukhayal’, Ram Panjwani.
    (d) Vir Chakra : Flying Officer Prem Ramchandani, Flying Lieutenant C. H. Raney, Flying Officer K.L. Malkani, Flying Officer Haresh Masand,Captain B.L. Masand, Captain M. Kourhani, Brigadier C. Advani, Major R. N. Badlani.
  22. Sindhis who are prominent in film industry:
    (a) Actors : Gop Kamlani, Bhudo Advani, Hari Shivdasani, Asrani, Mac Mohan, Ajit Vachhani, Ravi Vaswani, Jayant Kriplani, Vivek Vaswani, Dilip Tahil, Govinda, Aftab Shivdasani and many more.
    (b) Actresses : Sadhna, Babita, Shila Ramani, Kumud Chhugani, Sangita Bijlani, Kittu Gidwani, Renuka Israni, Priti Jhangiyani, Arti Chhabariya and many more.
    (c) Singers : C. H. Atma.
    (d) Music Directors : Bulo C. Rani, C. Arjun.
    (e) Directors : Govind Nihalani, Kumar Shahani.
    (f) Producers : G. P. Sippy , N. P. Sippy, Ramesh Sippy, Raj Sippy, Ramsay, Arjun Hingorani, Pahlaj Nihalani, Laxman Bhatia and others.
  23. Sindhi beauties who have won ‘Miss India’ title: Kavita Bhambhani, Poonam Gidwani, Sangeeta Bijlani and Yukta Mukhi.

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