Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah) (1689 – 1752) was famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages.
According to most scholars, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's lineage goes back to the Khwarizim Shahs. He used the term "Shah" as a surname.
Shah Abdul Karim Bulri (1600s), whose mausoleum stands at Bulri, about 40 miles from Hyderabad, a mystic Sufi poet of considerable repute, was his great, great grandfather. His verses in Sindhi are existent and his anniversary is still held at Bulri, in the form of an Urs.
His father, Syed Habib Shah, lived in Hala Haveli, a small village, about forty miles from Matiari and not far from the village of Bhitshah. Later, he left this place and moved to Kotri, where Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai spent some part of his adolescent life.
He wrote many books, the famous one being the story of Sassi Punnu.
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