Moti Lal ( Sindhi موتي لعل ) popularly known as Moti Parkash ( Sindhi موتي پرڪاش ) was a renowned Sindhi writer, poet and dramatist of the post- partition Sindhi literature. He was born on 15 May 1931 at Darro town of Thatta District, Sindh. He also contributed to other genres, such as short story and novel, critical essay, literary sketches and journalistic columns in a few newspapers. After migrating from Sindh he started living in Mumbai.He was the Director of Indian Institute of Sindhology Adiput (Kutch).He was very interested in education of Sindhi children. He joined K.J. Khilnani High School at Mumbai, where he he also remained the Principal. Then he joined Indian High School of Dubai, from where he retired as a Rector. He wrote a number of poetry, drama and essay books.
He getting degrees of B. A. and B. Ed. he did his Ph.D.in (Sindhi)
As writer and poet
- Aau Ta Choryoon Chung (Let us play the fiddle), Poems, 1959.
- Andhero Ujalo (Light & darkness), Novel, 1963.
- Gulran Ja Geet (Songs for budding kids), Children’s literature, 1963.
- Chininga Vich Choley (Sparks in my lap), Poems 1983.
- Dithe Deenh Thyam (Have not seen you for a long), Character Sketches, 1986.
- Se Sabh Sandhyum Saah Seen (All are hidden in my heart), Travelogue, 1987.
Moti was a founder Secretary of ‘Sindhu Kala Mandir’, which was established with the object of staging Sindhi full length / one act plays. In addtion, he also produced about 250 plays & features for AIR during his tenure with AIR from 1956 to 1977. Moti Parkash also wrote two Three-Act-plays:
Awards and Honours
During his literary career he received several awards and honours. some of them are given below:
- Award for his book ‘Gulran Ja Geet’ Children’s literature 1975 (At New Delhi By NCERT, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India).
- Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sindhi literature, 1987 (By Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha).
- Award for his book ‘Se Sabh Sandhyum Saah Seen’, 1989 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
Dr Moti Parkash died at the age of 93 on 4th August 2015 in Mumbai.