Monday, October 10, 2011

Dr Mohammad Ali Shah’s twin autobiographies launched with fanfare

Jumbo Editorial Team

The twin biographies of Dr Syed Mohammad Ali Shah, a renowned orthopedic surgeon and a sports celebrity, were launched at Karachi’s Hotel Pearl Continental on October 9 in the presence of more that 500 guests that included luminaries from the different walks of life.

The biography of Dr Shah, who has been the Sindh Minister of Sports since 2008, in English has been titled ‘Unfold the Legend" while its translation in Urdu has been named “Azeem Kamyabion Ka Safar.”

The voluminous hardbound biographies contain interesting and historical incidents about his distinguished career spread over three decades. There are numerous pictures complementing the text and the books have been printed on glazed paper.

A recipient of the coveted Presidential award three times for his meritorious services in the fields of medicine, sports and social sector, he has candidly shared his life experiences over the years. He has narrated the tales of his childhood, starting from Lucknow, India, where he was born.

An orthopedic surgeon by profession, Dr Muhammad Ali Shah, President, Sindh Olympic Association (SOA), has also been the President of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) besides being a member of the Governing Board of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

In his speech Dr Shah announced that the Sindhi edition of his biography will also be published soon and its launching ceremony will be held in Larkana.

“Although I was being approached to work on the idea of writing a biography around for the past one decade I finally made up my mind two years ago to do it. So it has taken me about a couple of years to turn this dream into reality and it has really been a tough task doing it,” Dr Shah observed.

Agha Siraj Khan Durrani, Sindh Minister for Local Bodies, who was the chief guest in the launching ceremony, showered Dr Shah with praise for his overwhelming contribution to the community.

Glowing tributes were paid to Dr Shah by all the other speakers as well and the list included Sindh Ministers, Abdul Rauf Siddiqui and Shoaib Bokhari, Sardar Jam Tamachi, S M Munir, Chisthty Mujahid, Munir Hussain, Islahuddin and Dr Faiz Mohammad Khan.

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