“Alas! Worthy devotees found not in courtyards today,
Noble disciples gone forever, their solemn absence does slay,
Filial ones nourished our souls, no more in motherland stay.”
– Shah Latif: (Translation by Ahmed Makhdoom)
Sirajul Haq Memon (popularly known as Siraj in literary circles) is an acclaimed Sindhi language novelist, journalist, historian, scholar, linguist, story-writer, and advocate of the Supreme Court. He lived a principled life with a strong emphasis on the need for education, particularly for girls and in 2011 was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his meritorious services to the language and society.
Siraj passed away in the early hours of Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the age of 79 after suffering cardiac arrest, leaving behind a rich legacy and many thousands to mourn the loss of this noble son of Sindh.
This website is a tribute to Sirajul Haq Memon’s memory and a celebration of his contribution to Sindhi culture and society.