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General
Hosh Muhammad Sheedi
Nickname(s) Hoshu Sheedi
Born 1801
Sindh
Died 1843
Hyderabad, Sindh, India, (now Pakistan)
Buried at Hyderabad
Battles/wars Battle of Dubba

General Hosh Muhammad Sheedi or Hoshu Sheedi (Sindhi: هوش محمد شيدي; Urdu: ہوش محمّد شیدی) was a supreme commander of Sindh's Talpur army, who fought with valor with the British forces under Sir Charles Napier at the Battle of Dabbo, and laid down his life in defense of his country on March 24, 1843.[1][2]

Hoshu belonged to the African-descent Sheedi community of Sindh Pakistan. Before his death in the Battleground of Dubbo he called out the famous slogan:

The slogan was originally coined by Talpurs in the Battle of Miani.[citation needed]

Hosu fought with such an unmatched heroism and courage that even his enemy Sir Charles Napier paid great tributes and buried him with full military honours.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hoshu was born in 1801. Before joining the army, he worked at the residence of Talpur rulers.

Mausoleum[edit]

Grave of Hosh Mohammad Sheedi

The historical mausoleum of Hosho Sheedi is in Dubee, a small village approximately 10 kilometres from Hyderabad. It was built to pay tribute to the war martyrs and was declared a heritage site. The building needs the maintenance now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mir Atta Muhammad Talpur. "Remembering Battle of Dubbo". http://www.talpur.org. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sikander Ali Nizamani (April 18, 2006). "Sheedi Community of Sindh, Pakistan". http://www.sanalist.org. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Faiz Mohammad Soomro (1997). Cultural History of Sind. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 

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