Leader, writer Mujtaba Rashdi passes away
KHAIRPUR: Nationalist leader and writer Syed Ahmed Mujtaba Shah Rashdi died of cardiac arrest in Pir Jo Goth on Friday. He was 73.
He leaves behind four sons and a daughter.
Mujtaba Rashdi was born on March 6, 1938. He received his primary education at Pir Jo Goth. He became a friend of renowned poet and writer Rasheed Bhatti and other progressive writers and developed interest in books.
In early 70s he the joined nationalist movement launched by G.M. Syed. After formation of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz he was elected its general secretary. He was also elected chairman of the Geaymist Council, the ideological body of the JSQM, and delivered lectures at gatherings of the party activists and other people throughout Sindh.
He was arrested three times for taking part in political agitation, including the 1983 Movement for Restoration of Democracy.
He introduced political activities in Pir Jo Got where he also set up a library, arranged parties for children to instill reading habit among them and hosted meetings of Sindhi Adabi Sangat.
Mujtaba Rashdi authored two books “Khuda, Insan aeen Jibilat” and “Takhliq aeen Kainat.” Another book, “Chha Kainat Khe Khuda Mili Saghando” written by him is in the process of publication.