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ISLAMABAD, April 16: The 38th death anniversary of noted Sindhi educationist and intellectual Allama Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (1886-1968) was observed here on Sunday.

A number of speakers including the president Sindh Graduates Association (SGA), Islamabad chapter, Ibrahim Nizamani, Javed Abbasi, Hashim Abro and Abdullah Abro, paid tributes to Allama Kazi at a symposium organized at the Shah Abdul Lateef Community auditorium.

shedding light on the life, works and services of the scholar, they said Allama Kazi became student of Akhund Aziz Matyari at Sindh Madrassatul Islam, Karachi, and later registered at the famous Lincoln’s Inn in Britain.

They also highlighted the services of Allama as a legal officer at Khairpur where he became the district and sessions judge during the British rule.

Allama Kazi was able to prove his brilliance as a scholar of the holy Quran, law, science and arts. Allama Kazi and his poet and scholar wife Elsa Kazi renewed world attention in the poetry of Shah Abdul Lateef. They also succeeded in getting recognition that Shah Lateef held a place of eminence among the great classical poets of the world.

After Pakistan, Allama Kazi became the founder vice-chancellor of the Sindh University in 1951, a small recompense for the enormous steps he took in bringing higher education within the reach of Sindhi youth.

Speaking on the occasion, Asadullah Abro said “people admire great men who are able to mould society in their image. Such gifted people are generally men of action who are able to command unquestioning obedience and trust from the masses”.

Judged from this yardstick, Allama Kazi was a revolutionary who also proved his mettle as a great educator, Asadullah remarked.