The eminent writer , poet , historian and journalist Mohammad Usman Rahukro passed away after a protracted illness. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Hyderabad on early Monday due to kidney failure. He was 57.
Mr Rahukro had been.associated with the leading Sindhi Daily Kawish as its reporter in Tando Bago town of Badin district since its launch until his last breaths.
He was among the few journalists of lower Sindh, who extensively worked on the historical places of Sindh and the ancient flows of dead rivers and also authored as many as four books.
Mr Rahukro was also a poet and a primary school teacher but got his early retirement from his teaching profession and devoted himself to the research work to write more books on the historical sites of Sindh including the old flows of the rivers.
He also wrote a book on the famous women of Sindh for which he was highly appreciated but his last book on the old dead river earned for him the great name, fame and praise even from his critics. Mr Rahukro was given a number of the awards for his write-ups and stories and only a few days back he was awarded with another award for his work in the field of journalism. Mr Rahukro always remained in the forefront in highlighting the core issues of the region without any fear or favour. Mr Rahukro despite his ill deteriorating health, not only kept his reporting for his paper but was also busy in collecting information to write more books on the ancient rivers and their flows but the icy hands of ‘untimely’ death could not allow him to contribute more for his readers.
The late writer left behind three sons, friends and thousands of the readers to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard near village Mato Rahukro near Tando Bago town.
Several hundred people attended his funeral prayers and condoled his death with his three sons including Munwar Ali, Lakha Dino.and Izhar-ul-Haq his brother Mohammad Siddiq and cousin Alah Bachayo. The people from different walks of from various parts of Sindh, Pakistan and beyond expressed their deep grief over the death of Mr Rahukro and they termed his death an irreparable loss for his family, friends, the for the readers and for the people of the region. They prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.