Here is a list of the Top 9 Sindhi Personalities who have made an invaluable contribution to the society
Ever since the Independence when Sindhis were displaced because of Partition and had to migrate to India (from Sindh, which went to Pakistan) almost empty-handed, Sindhis have contributed to the development of India immensely.
If you are living in Mumbai, Hiranandani is the biggest name in the Construction field. They have developed Powai from a Barren Hill to an ultra Luxurious Residential as well as a commercial center.
Some people say that they manipulated the Government for Powai Land because the Powai Land was provided by the Government for Low-Cost Housing Projects and not for Luxury Apartments. But this is a typical Sindhi Mind at work. They got the policy changed in their favor. And the rest is History. They also maintain L. H. Hiranandani Hospitals, which are world-class hospitals trusted by most celebrities.
Raheja Family is a well-known name all over the world for their contribution to the Construction Industry. Raheja Group was Founded in 1956 by Chandru Raheja, while K Raheja Corp was born after the Raheja brothers separated. K Raheja Group entered the Construction Industry and became one of the most successful and respected companies. They are involved in the Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, and Retail sectors. Mindspace is a commercial Brand created by the K. Raheja Group. Mindspace provides commercial offices to corporates as well as startups. They are spread across various cities across India. In Residential space, the K. Raheja group has constructed various luxury projects mainly in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad. The name K. Raheja is synonymous with Premium Luxury Residential space. Sheraton (Starwood Hotels and Resorts), Westin, and JW Marriott are the brands owned/operated by the K.Raheja Group. K.Raheja is a well-known name in the Hospitality Industry. In the Retail space also the K.Raheja Group is very successful, they own the Multi Brand Retail brand Shoppers Stop and In Orbit Malls. Both are recognized names across India.
3. LK Advani (Former Deputy Prime Minister of India)
If it was not for the current PM Modiji, Shri L.K. Advani would have become the Prime Minister in 2014. He is the most famous Sindhi Politician in India. He guided the Ram Rath Yatra to Ayodhya when the Babri Masjid was demolished.
He even faced Legal cases for the same. But, he handled it all with grace and was acquitted of all charges. Obviously, Sindhis are a Peaceful Community.
He may never become PM now due to his age but he will remain an important figure in Indian politics and will be an important part when history is written.
4. Ram Jethmalani (Former Law Minister of India)
Every Indian knows that the most respected Lawyer in the Country is Mr. Ram Jethmalani. He was a strong supporter of the BJP but later had a fallout. He was made the Law Minister during NDA1. He also served as the chairman of the Indian Bar Council, and also as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Ram Jethmalani was born on 14 September 1923 in Pakistan. He received his LL.B. degree in his hometown, Shikarpur, Pakistan at the age of 17. He started practicing law before the partition of India. After the partition, he arrived as a refugee in Mumbai and gave his legal career a fresh start. He practiced for a long time and retired judicial profession in the year 2017.
This was a typical Sindhi mind at work. He acted as a defense lawyer in various high-profile cases like Harshad Mehta, Haji Mastan, 2G Case for Kanimozhi, Asharam Bapu, Lalu Yadav, Jayalalitha, and more. He will always be remembered for his contribution to the Legal field.
5 . Mahesh Jethmalani (Criminal lawyer)
Just like his father Ram Jethmalani, Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani is a respected name in the Judiciary. He is a nominated Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani represented Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat Riot Cases at the Supreme Court of India. He also appeared as the defense layer for the current Home Minister, Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Murder Case in the Gujarat High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He also appeared for the bail plea of Sanjay Dutt. He also fought for the former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in a very high-profile case.
6. Ramesh Sippy (Indian movie director)
Sholay, the all-time greatest hit movie of India was directed by none other than Mr.Ramesh Sippy. It was made on a small budget and with not very famous actors. Amjad Khan was a newcomer in the film industry when he was cast as Gabbar Singh by Ramesh Sippy.
He worked as an assistant to his father G.P. Sippy. Later, he directed Andaz (971) which had Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, and Rajesh Khanna. It was a box office success. He then went on to direct Seeta Aur Geeta in 1972 in which Hema Malini played a double role. This also became a super hit and it made Hema Malini a Star.
He is now married to Actor Kiran Juneja. He has 3 Children with his first wife Geeta. He was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2012 by the government of India. To date, he is a highly respected personality in the Hindi Film Industry.
7. Ranveer Singh (Indian actor)
Here is a Sindhi Guy whom everyone knows. He is one of the most successful actors ever in the Hindi film industry. his full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. He was launched with the movie Band Bajaa Baraat alongside Anushka Sharma. His first movie itself was a Superhit. IT made him famous. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for the movie.
He was later chosen by none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali for multiple movies all of which went on to become Superhits. These were Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat. The actress opposite him in all 3 movies was Deepika Padukone whom he married in 2018. His other movies are 83, Gully Boy, Lootera, Gunday, and many more.
Ranveer Singh is from the super-confident and super-talented young generation of Sindhis who are out to conquer the world with their talent and hard work.
8. Ritesh Sidhwani
The Low Profile producer Ritesh Sidhwani is another Sindhi personality who has made a name for himself. He is the co-founder of Excel Entertainment along with the actor Farhan Akhtar. His first film as a producer was Dil Chahta Hai which won the National Award in 200.
Excel Entertainment is one of the biggest Indian production companies in the OTT. They have produced the most successful series on various platforms including Mirzapur and Made in Heaven.
This shows that the new generation of Sindhis is as talented and as hardworking as our older generations, who came to India empty-handed partition and made a name for themselves.
9. Pankaj Advani (World Champion, Billiards and Snooker)
Pankaj Advani, this Sindhi Sportsman has received Arjuna Award, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan in 2018. Need we say more?
He was born in 1985 in Pune but later shifted to Bangalore. He completed his Graduation in Bangalore. But, he started playing Snooker even before completing college.
He won a major tournament when he was only 11 years old. He was trained in snooker by former national Snooker champion Arvind Savur. Pak=nkaj Advani is a role model for today's Sindhi youngsters. Even though Sindhis don't like Sports very much (They like business) Pankaj Advani not only made a name for himself but for the entire Sindhi community.
We at sindhipapad.online salute these sindhi Heroes and other Sindhi Personalities who have made a name for themselves as well as the Sindhi Community.