Veteran leftist leader Gianchandani passes away

Published December 8, 2014
Gianchandani was an acclaimed revolutionary leftist leader, writer, intellectual and a philosopher known for his outspoken views about Sindh and its people.—File photo
Gianchandani was an acclaimed revolutionary leftist leader, writer, intellectual and a philosopher known for his outspoken views about Sindh and its people.—File photo

LARKANA: Veteran leftist leader Sobho Gianchandani passed away on Monday in Larkana at the age of 94.

Gianchandani was an acclaimed revolutionary leftist leader, writer, intellectual and a philosopher called the 'Man of Mohenjo Daro', known for his outspoken views about Sindh and its people.

The deceased was taken to Chandka Medical College Hospital on Monday morning, where he was rushed for an Electrocardiography (ECG) and was later shifted to his house in Larkana.

Gianchandani is known to have written nine books, four of which were in Urdu and the rest in Hindi.

The leftist leader's funeral rituals will take place on Tuesday morning according to his son Nirmal, since other family living abroad are expected to attend the funeral.

Nirmal further said that the comrade passed away suddenly while sitting in his chair, after he was served his morning tea and asked his wife to take him outside.

Gianchandani was known for his association with a number of political parties and campaign groups such as the Indian National Congress and Khudai Khidmatgar, which was a non-violent movement turned political party during pre-partition times.

After partition, the leftist leader was pressurised to leave Sindh and to go to India, but he refused and as a consequence was banned from travelling abroad until 1998.

Gianchandani was also the founder of many progressive, democratic and nationalist campaigns in Sindh.

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