Biography : Sadhu Hiranand
Sadhu Hiranand Advani was the Vivekananda of Sindh. He was a social reformer, educationalist, journalist and a man of service. He was a picture of humility and simplicity.
Born in Hyderabad, Sindh (1863-1893 A.D.); he grew up to be a brilliant student. He was sent for college education to Calcutta. He came in contact with great personalities like Shri Keshab Chandra Sen and Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
To propagate right kind of education he established the Nawalrai Academy, an ideal school, where special attention was paid to character building along with the education. Within a few years the school became famous as Sadhu Nawalrai Hiranand Academy. Poor and deserving students were given special care. Sadhu T. L. Vaswani studied in this academy.
During epidemic of plague in Hyderabad he looked after the sick. He awakened Sindhi women and started education for girls. He started Sindh Sudhar paper in Sindhi. He was a man of simplicity and sacrifice. Rishi Dayaram Gidumal called him the "Soul".