Biography : Hiro Thakur
Sindhi Journalist, Research Scholar - Sahitya Academy Award Winner : Hiro Thakur
2003 and 2012 Sahitya Academy Award winner Hiro Thakur can be known as the person of determination. He was well aware of the fact that when it comes to contribute outstandingly towards the literature it considered to be most difficult task, a path filled with pains and requiring a lot of patience to research on a legendary personality of literature whose contribution to literature considered as the mile stone and classic in literature. He was not worried of all this when he thought of and started research work on sixteenth century classical Sindhi poet, Qazi Qadan. This happens just because at tender age of just four years he saw and went through the painful feeling generated from the partition of country, Yes I am talking about Hiro Thakur.
Hiro Thakur was born on 2 March 1943. After the partition his family preferred Ulhasnagar for the resettlement. He completed his schooling from S.E.S. School No.1 of Ulhasnagar and went on complete his graduation [B.A. (Honors)] from the Talreja college. He also went to become Rashtrabhasha Ratna.
Within the two years of being graduate, in 1967 he got appointment from All India Radio Delhi, News Service Division where he is In charge, of Sindhi News Section.
He also started journalism as being Parliamentary Correspondent of Hindustan Sindhi Daily Newspaper. As this was not sufficient he went on serve Sindhi Language and Literature with his Poetry, critical essays and research work. More than 200 sindhi poems of Hiro thakur are published till date.
Hiro Thakur : Literary Work : Publications
Till date More than 200 sindhi poems of Hiro thakur are published. Some of significant Literary Achievements [book] of Hiro Thakur are
Krishanchandar Joon Nandiyoon Kahaniyoon [Translation] for which he has been Awarded 2012 Sahitya Academy Award
Tahqiq ain Tanqid (Research & Criticism), Literary Essays, 1997
Bahtreen Sindhi Mazmoon (Best Sindhi Essays Compilation of Essays, 1991
Bherumal Meharchand Biography, 1991
Qazi Qadan Jo Kalam (Poetry of Poet Kazi Kadan), Research work, 1978 : This is considered as his mile stone contribution towards the Sindhi Language and for this has earned many Awards and Honours.
Goliyoon (Bullets), Patriotic Songs, 1962
During this illustrated journey on path of Sindhi literature Hiro Thakur felicitated with many awards some of these awards are
Sahitya Academy Awards [Translation] 2012
Sindhi Ratan Award [Sindhi Social & Cultural Council]
Central Hindi Directorate, Govt. of India, award for Qazi Qadn Jo Kalam, and Bherumal Meharchand
National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language Award for Tahqiq ain Tanqtid
In the 1983 during the World Sindhi Conference a special trophy at the hands of President of India.