Biography – Mohan Gehani
Famous Sindhi Poet
44th Awardee of Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award 2011
Mohan Gehani, Jewel of Sindhi Literature is on the list of recipients of Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award, as in the year 2011 this prestigious award was given him for “Ta Khawaban Jo Chha Thindo”. Mohan Gehani, the famous play writer, Sindhi Scholar, poet and translator, has served the Sindhi community and Sindhi literature in multiple ways.
Mohan Gehani was born on 20 January 1938 at Karachi and has suffered pains of partition at early childhood. This was among the worst experiences of his life but this created an urge in his heart to do something notable for Sindhi language and Sindhi community. He was an instrumental hand behind the inclusion of Sindhi language in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Since his introduction to Sindhi literature by his ever first short story, published in popular magazine Nayi Duniya in 1955 he not only wrote many books but is always busy with institutions and organization working and taking care of Sindhi language, Sindhi Literature and Sindhi culture in India. He has not just organized many Sindhi Sammelans but also actively participated even as the Key speaker and contributed papers. He was involved with Sindhi Sahit Mandal Mumbai and worked as the joint secretary for the three years.
Mohan Gehani has also served the society as the member of Jury of Sahitya Akademi awards - and MP Sindhi Sahitya Academy awards. From 2007 to 2012 he was on the advisory board for Sindhi- Sahitya Akademi- New Delhi. Besides being the thought father of Sindhyat Movement for inclusion of Sindhi language in 8th Schedule of Indian constitution, he is the key figure of Start of Sindhu Dhara [Socio-cultural- literary, weekly].
Literary Work – Publications
Some of his most popular books are
Sindh Jo Ithas-(Jhalkoon)
Ja Chityam Chit Mein
Muhinjo Nagar Kahido
Ta kwaban Jo Chha Thindo
Rina Pat Mein
Tiral Pkharial Pana
He is also co-author of “Sindhiyat Jo safar” with Kirat Babani and Hari Pankaj. He also wrote Monograph "Poati Hitanadani" which was published by Sahitya Akademi.
Ten Folk tales of Sindh [Prof. Preetam Varyani]
Bharat: Natya Shastra [Kapila Vatsayan]
Mohan Gehani was awarded with prestigious Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award in the year 2011. He was felicitated by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli ain Sahit Sabha for his contribution to Sindhi Literature. Mohan Gehani is recipient of, Narayan Shyam award given by BEST Sindhi Sabha Mumbai.