Apr 22, 2007

MH Panhwar: His death is a death of an Institution

MH Panhawar - An Institution

By: Dr Mir Atta Muhammad Talpur

Saaiin MH Panhwar passed has away. His death is a great loss to Sindh. He was an institution in itself and the gap created by his death will not be filled in near future. May Allah rest his soul in peace and give his descendants ability to bear this loss with courage.

Some lines about MH Panhwar derived from his web site (panhwar.com):

M.H. Panhwar (Muhammad Hussain Panhwar) 82, was BS (Mech. and Elec.) 1949 and MS (Ag. Eng.) 1953. Professionally he specialized in ground water development, earth moving, agricultural machinery, water logging, salinity control drainage and agriculture. He worked with the government of Sindh and West Pakistan as Agriculture Engineer in Sindh 4 years and Superintending Engineer for Sindh and Balochistan for 12 years up to the end 1969. From 1970 onward to date was running a consulting company specializing in irrigation, water logging, drainage, agriculture, scientific equipment, and horticulture. He wrote written 10 books on ground water in Sindh and many articles on Thar and Kohistan deserts of and engineering.

In 1964 he established a horticulture farm, specialized in fruit crops. This was converted into a research farm for introducing new fruit crops suiting the climate of Sindh in 1985 and has developed many new varieties of fruit crops, which include 17 of mango 6 of lychee and many others. He authored 36 books on culture and post-harvest of fruit crops. Many of them are not printed yet.
Considered as one man Sindhologist his hobby was studies of Sindh and has published more than 500 pages on various aspects of Sindh. Six more books on Sindh are ready for press. His personal library has some 50,000 nonfictional books almost equally divided on Sindh, horticulture, engineering, and environments etc. He was widely traveled but lived at 157- C, Unit No.2, Latifabad, Hyderabad (Sindh), Pakistan, and ran his consultancy and research work from the office at 54-D, Block-9, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan. He has four sons, Rafi Hussain, Tariq Hussain, Sani Hussain and Muhammad Ali all settled in the USA. His first wife is dead and his second wife Farzana a biochemist has authored many books and attended many international conferences.

In June 2003 Mr. M. H. Panhwar established a trust to undertake social work in Sindh. He transferred his home, office, agriculture land comprising a farm/orchard and other property in the name of the Trust.

Awards

  • Medal from Sindh University, for securing first number in first class in B.E. (Mech. And Elec.), 1949.
  • Awarded Sitara– e–Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, in 1992 for outstanding work in engineering and agriculture.
  • Nominated in "Who Is Who in the World" in 1987/88.
  • Life Time Achievement Award for serving Motherland in History and Archaeology, 1999 by Tarqi Pasand Party.
  • Life time Achievement Award for Services in Science of Engineering and Agriculture, August 2002 by Revivers.
  • a Proud Pioneer in Horticulture (Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah)
  • Award as top horticulturist of Pakistan by Khabreen Newspaper's Kisantimes TV and Chawla Group May 2004.
  • Medal by Sindh Graduates Association for Life Time Research on Sindh, August 2004.
  • Award by Sindh Agriculture University for Life Time Service to Agriculture Science, November 2004.

The following publications are also available for downloading in Adobe Acrobat Format

  • Water requirement of riverain area of Sindh
  • Sustainable methods as applied to raising fruit crops
  • An illustrated historical atlas of Soomra kingdom of Sindh
  • Chronological dictionary of Sindh
  • The development in the study of history and archaeology of Sindh In Acrobat
  • Free services
  • A horticulture extension service launched in private section
  • Free distribution of plants by M. H. Panhwar Trust
  • Publications on Sindh
  • Heroic struggle of Sindh against feudalism.
  • The institute of Sindhology of the university of Sindh
  • Abdullah Haroon and his times
  • The economic plight of Sindh under Pakistan in acrobat
  • Inevitability of the conquest of Sindh by the British in 1843
  • A visit to Dharhiaro Hill Peak in search of a summer hill resort in Sindh
  • Fixing of boundaries of Sindh 1843-1947
  • Alleviation of rural poverty
  • Ranikot fort (its odd location and why?)
  • The influence of ancient sciences including those of Sindh on al-Razi, the great Persian scientist
  • Sindh the archaeological museum of the world.
  • Causes of decline of Persian in Pakistan
  • Policing in the past in Sindh a case study
  • Ghulam shah Kalhora and relations with Kutch
  • Failure of a gate of Sukkur barrage, a lesson for the future.
  • Pre-Harappan Chronology of Sindh
  • On the uniqueness of Dadu district in Sindh In Acrobat
  • The art of map-making and some rare maps of the south Asia and Sindh 140 AD
  • Maps of Sindh
  • The Large Dams – their disadvantages and objections to their construction by aid giving agencies
  • My reminiscences of G. M. Syed
  • My reminiscences of G. M. Syed Part II
  • Thal flood canal project some facts
  • Irrigation under Noor Mohammad Kalhora
  • Un authorized diversion of Indus waters in the Punjab and causing water shortage in Sindh
  • Methodology of research into history of Sindh
  • Origin of castes (an anthropological study of few Sindhi tribes)
  • Revolutionary invention of Jhali
  • M. H. Panhwar's largest library on Sindh
  • launching of M. H. Panhwar's book "chronological dictionary of Sindh"
  • Dr. H. T. Sorley
  • The environments that lead to the rise and fall of Kalhoras
  • Destruction of protected archaeology sites in Sindh
  • Sketches, drawings, paintings and portraits on Sindh
  • An introduction to Willem floors book. "The dutch east india company in the 17th and 18th centuries"
  • Land grabbing in Sindh
  • International trade of Sindh. From its port Barbaricon (banbhore). (200 BC to 200 AD.
  • Pir hasamuddin rashdi - a dedicated historian
  • Sindh Kutch relation. (Talk delivered by M. H. Panhwar on 9th December 1979 at national museum Karachi
  • The influence of ancient sciences including those of Sindh on al-Razi, the great Persian scientist. In Acrobat
  • Land grant policy in Sindh
  • Land development policy in Sindh
  • Irrigation water policy for Sindh
  • Violation of 1991 water accord by 'IRSA' (Indus River System Authority)
  • Sindh was dealt an unfair hand
  • Sindh-Punjab mistrust has long history
  • Ancient geographical places and tribes of Sindh
  • Minimum flow of Indus below Kotri barrage
  • Ancient geographical places and tribes of Sindh
  • Canal from Guddu works to Nagarparker
  • Destruction of protected archaeological sites in Sindh
  • In search of a summer hill resort in Sindh
  • Justice of Justice Munir
  • Minimum flow in Indus below Kotri Barrage
  • problem of Thar and Kohistan of Sindh and some solutions
  • Problems of the Riverain Area of Sindh
  • Water that we drink - in Sindh
  • Up-grading Hospital Facilities in Sindh
  • Rural water supply and drainage
  • Sindh its food resources since antiquity
  • Reducing rural poverty
  • Thal Flood Canal Project Some Facts
  • Playing the map game
  • Drought, the cause of invasions of Thatta by Muhammad and Feroze Tughlaqs and fall of Delhi Sultanate 1330-1400 AD
  • Antiquity of Karachi (Sindh) (Read in Seminar on Karachi)
  • Comments on M.R. Haigs book "Indus Delta Country" 1894
  • Comments on Raverty's "Mihran of Sindh"
  • Climate of Sindh and irrigation
  • Dismantling of railways in Sindh
  • Earthquakes, tornadoes and storms water Earthquakes along the Indus Delta and Baluchistan Coast.
  • Human rights in today's sindh
  • Ibn Battutta at Sehwan (Sindh)
  • Speech of MH Panhwar at a seminar on Nerunkot
  • Reply to Admiral Gulab Hiranandani enquiry about Sindh and Sindhis
  • Twenty five years of research work of Sindhology
  • Unauthorised diversion of Indus waters in the northern Punjab
  • Urdu/Hindi controversy
  • Historical maps of Sindh 1600-1843 AD
  • The art of map-making and some rare maps of the South Asia and Sindh 140 AD to 1808 AD
  • Little ice age severity in South-Asia 1600-1700 ad In Acrobat
  • How to write a history of Sindh? some suggestion
  • In search of a summer hill resort in Sindh
  • Language problem of Sindh
  • Rani kot fort
  • Speech of M. H. Panhwar at the seminar on Ranikot.
  • Autobiography
  • Hoonda will you eat beef
  • Inundation canals and water worship in pre-barrage Sindh
  • Khirdhahi and Aiwaz Shah grave-yard
  • The Hindu village shopkeeper and interest
  • Well in the village "Eureka"
  • Health care in the village
  • Dooms day or Qayamat is coming, a prediction
  • Declared as untouchable
  • Technical publications
  • Man made desert ring–around the Hyderabad city
  • Women and organic agriculture in Pakistan in acrobat
  • Genetics of testing hereditary breast cancer
  • Managing water resources in rapidly growing metropolises in Pakistan
  • Local initiatives for sustainable cities in Pakistan
  • Development of agriculture engineering in Pakistan
  • Oceanographic archaeology it's potential in Pakistan
  • Post Harvest Problems of Fruits and Vegetable Supplies in the city of Hyderabad
  • Wind Power Development for Sindh (Pakistan)
  • Climatic changes in Sindh
  • Improving agriculture economy in Sindh
  • Improving agriculture in Sindh
  • Agriculture economy crises in Sindh which have crippled rural economy (1950-2000)
  • Proposed corporate agriculture in Pakistan and dangers involved
  • Marketing of fruits to the total disadvantage of farmer and ruination of growers
  • History of irrigation drainage and flood management in Sindh
  • Strangulation of agriculture and increasing rural poverty in Sindh and lower Punjab
  • Climatic change, its impact, and future plan
  • Seepage of water from the river Indus and occurrence of fresh ground water in Sindh
  • Urban horticulture. (Growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers in bungalows for Sindh, Karachi.
  • Artificially created fruit price crisis, after cotton price crisis
  • Meat shortage in Sindh and some measures
  • Fisheries policy for Sindh
  • Desertification of riverain area in Sindh and extreme poverty
  • Promoting animal husbandry to produce rural poverty in Sindh
  • Wind power development in Sindh
  • Advisory Farm note on Mango
  • Research Criteria for Introducing New Fruit and Nut Crops
  • Recommended Cultural Practices for Mango in Sindh Truth or Myth
  • How Government Horticulturist have Ruined fruit growers in Pakistan
  • Chiku or sapodilla the neglected fruit of Sindh
  • New Mango called 'Sindhu'
  • Grapes in Sindh
  • Kei Apple
  • Is the Climate of Sindh Suitable for Raising Citrus Fruits?
  • A scope for better utilization of poultry droppings by converting it into cattle feed and methane
  • First bio-gas of Pakistan
  • water and other cultural requirements of Domestic landscape gardens in Karachi
  • Acerola fruit tree for Sindh
  • Alleviation of poverty in Pakistan through sustainable agriculture
  • Corporate Farming
  • Disappearance of citrus industry in Sindh between 1955-1960 and its rehabilitation
  • Failure of Sindh in modernising agriculture
  • Guidelines for Introducing new fruit crops
  • Invitation to press to taste new varieties of mango grapes, etc.
  • Jojoba successfully grown on six acres in Pakistan
  • Wheat a wonderful grain with we have converted into deadly poison
  • What to look for in selection of mangoes for your orchard in Pakistan
  • Water logging and salinity problems and role of NGOs
  • Sustainable methods as applied to raising fruit crops
  • Samphire - an edible oil crop for Sindh
  • Simaruba galauca fruits in Sindh
  • Effect of micro-nutrients on mango production
  • Promoting Horticultural Crops to Alleviate Poverty in Sindh and the Southern Punjab
  • Subsidy on tube-wells
  • Planning for Scientific agriculture an urgent need-I
  • Agriculture Inflation
  • Bifurcation of agriculture services
  • Can the present system of education produce scientists in Sindh, or more so in Pakistan?
  • Importance of Agro climate-Sindh and the southern Punjab a case study
  • Agro-climatic zones of Sindh: For proper planning of agriculture
  • Earthworms, vermicast and vermiculture experience in Sindh
  • Fruit crops suitable for various districts of Pakistan
  • Books on Fruits, Nuts and Industrial Crops
  • Intellectual property rights and Pakistan's mango production
  • Neem - a natural pesticide
  • Work of M.H. Panhwar on lychee, longan, peaches, apples and grapes
  • Agriculture scientist honored
  • Banana crop under viral attack
  • Do we need another Land Reforms
  • Pakistan Economist (Interview)
  • A Woman of Substance
  • 'Sindh was dealt an unfair hand'
  • Different Items from Daily Dawn
  • Some of his works have been put on the web at panhwar.com

1 comment:

  1. He was my khaloo, my khala, Farzana Panhar and the rest of us are all devestated at this news. im in germany and cant attend the funeral, his son is also coming from US. They have taken the body to Karachi now.

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