Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch made a lasting contribution and enriched the Sindhi literature with his writings. – Photo courtesy White Star

ISLAMABAD: Prominent scholar and intellectual Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch died of a heart attack late Tuesday night.

Baloch was a famous literary figure and wrote several important books on Sindh's history. His most famous compilation is Shah Abdul Latif jo Risalo which comprises of ten volumes and has a massive fan following all over the world. His other important contribution was the compilation of the Sindhi dictionary.

He served as a first dean of Sindh University and later became the vice chancellor of the university. Baloch was proficient in Sindhi, Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages.

He was born on December 16, 1917 in village Jaffar Khan Leghari of district Sanghar. He got early education from High School Noshehro Feroz and graduated from Junagarh College. He got his masters degree in Arabic, from Aligarh University. He received his doctorate degree from Colombia University in 1946. For his literary works, Baloch was awarded Pride of Performance by the Pakistan government. Dr. Baloch is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Ishratul Ebad, Nisar Khoro, Jam Madad Ali, Syed Sardar Ahmed and many writers have expressed immense grief on Baloch's demise.

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