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Dawn: Tribute Paid to Siraj

 

Hyderabad, Feb 14: Describing Sirajul Haq Memon as a renowned scholar and author, speakers at a condolence reference said on Thursday that research must be conducted on the personality and literary works of Mr Memon for the benefit of the new generation.

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The News: Time to revive Sindhi writer’s dream

A literary reference held on Sunday for late author, scholar, linguist and lawyer Sirajul Haq Memon (1933-2013) renewed calls to set up a modern university the late editor of Hilal-e-Pakistan had envisioned.

Memon had even donated his property in Hyderabad, where Sindh Education Trust was housed, and also deposited Rs2million as seed money for his dream project in the 1990s, speakers at the Arts Council pointed out. They urged the provincial government to set up a memorial in name of the prominent intellectual who passed away on February 2. (more…)

The Nation: Sirajul Haq Memon paid glowing tribute

KARACHI  – Scores of renowned writers and scholars eulogised the services of famous novelist and journalist Sirajul Haq Memon in the field of literature and journalism.

A literary conference was organised on Sunday in his memory at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. (more…)

In memorium: Sindh’s literary geniuses give Sirajul Haq Memon all the credit

KARACHI: “Sirajul Haq Memon made me a courageous man, and I am proud to say he had my back.”

A renowned writer, columnist and fiction-writer, Amar Jaleel, admitted to an audience full of literary luminaries that he won’t be the writer he has become if it was not for Memon. Nearly all of Sindh’s literary geniuses gathered at Karachi Arts Council on Sunday afternoon to remember their inspiration, who passed away earlier this month. (more…)

Pakistan Observer: Condolence Reference

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 – Hyderabad— Bazme Roh Rahan organised acondolence reference in memory of renowned writer, recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz and senior advocate of the Supreme Court late Siraj-ul-Haq Memon here on Monday. Speaking at thecondolence reference President of Bazme Roh Rahan Hameed Sindhi expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned writer and novelist Siraj- ul- Haq Memon. He said that he worked as the editor with Hilal-e-Pakistan, a Sindhi daily, which was owned by the government during the regime of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and he wrote stories and books in Sindhi languages. Kazi Khadim Hussain paid tribute to Siraj- ul- Haq Memon for his services to Sindhi literature.—APP

Link: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=194645

Daily Times: Noted writer Siraj Memon laid to rest

 

KARACHI: Renowned Sindhi intellectual writer, journalist and senior lawyer of Supreme Court Sirajul Haq Memon was laid to rest at DHA graveyard in Karachi on Sunday. He passed away in the city on Saturday at the age of 79.

His funeral prayers were offered after Zohr prayers at Sultan mosque phase-V, DHA. Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Musheer Alam, Senator Raza Rabbani, Senator Saeed Ghani, PPP leader Taj Haider, Prime Minister’s Adviser Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, provincial ministers Murad Ali Shah, Jam Mahtab Dahar, Nadeem Bhutto, Adil Siddiqui, Saghir Ahmed, MPAs Imdad Pitafi, Sikandar Shoro, Fayyaz Butt, Dr Sattar Rajpar, Rashid Rabbani, senior lawyer Mujeeb Pirzado, former city Nazim Naimatullah Khan, former chief secretary Aslam Sanjrani, former IGP Mushtaq Shah, secretary culture Aziz Uqaili, former bureaucrats Abdul Qadir Mangi, Naushad Shaikh, writers and journalists Badar Abro, Bedil Masroor, Jabbar Khattak, Ghulam qadir Palijo, Yousuf Laghari and a large number of others attended the funeral prayers. (more…)

Frontier Post: Siraj Memon passes away at the age of 79

KARACHI (NNI): Renowned Sindhi intellectual‚ writer‚ journalist and former editor of Sindhi daily Hilal-e-Pakistan Sirajul Haq Memon has passed away in  Karachi. He was 79.

Born in Tando Jam in 1933 Siraj Memon was the author of many  scholarly works on history and literature and also the author of Parado So Ee
Saddu. He wrote about a dozen books and is considered a pillar of modern Sindhi.  He published two collections of short stories and 6 novels in Sindhi. He also worked on Sindhi linguistics and contributed research reports on history of Sindhi language. He had been the editor of established Sindhi daily Hilal-e-Pakistan for six years. (more…)