The World Sindhi Institute

October 27, 2003

Press Release 


We have lost our great friend and supporter.
Saaeen K. R. Malkani died today
in Pondecheri, at the age of eighty-two.
Please join us for a condolence meeting
on November 8 in Washington, DC.
Saturday, November 8, 2003
From 5:00-7:00pm
At the Town Square Tower
700 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Our Dear Malkani attended WSI conferences,
hosted us during our visits to India,
and acted always as our advisor and close friend. 
He will be missed terribly.
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Kewalram Rattanmal Malkani


Kewalram Rattanmal Malkani was born in 1921 in Hyderabad, Sindh in 1921 to a politically prominent family there.  He earned a Masterís Degree in Economics and Politics from the School of Economics and Sociology in Bombay, India.  He was a Lecturer at the D.G.N. College from 1945-7. After Partition, in early 1948, he joined the Hindustan Times as an assistant Editor.  Later that year, he resigned from his job and joined the weekly Organizer as Editor.  He continued in that capacity until 1983, while simultaneously acting as an editor of the daily Motherland.


Malkani was the Nieman Fellow at Harvard University from 1961-2, and the first General Secretary of the Editorsí Guild of India (1978-9).  He was also a member of Indiaís Press Delegation to China in 1978. From 1983 to 1990, he was Vice-Chairman of the Deendayal Research Institute in New Delhi.  From 1991 until very recently, he served as Vice President of B. J. P. Mr. Malkani published many books in his lifetime, including: The Midnight Knock (1977), The R. S. S. Story (1980), and The Sindh Story (1984).  On July 3, 2002, K. R. Malkani, was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.


Through nonviolent means,

The World Sindhi Institute works relentlessly

for universal human rights and humanitarian law for the

Sindhis of Sindh, in southeastern Pakistan.