Renowned Sindh farmers’ leader, Abdul Majeed Nizamani, passes away at 88

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Abdul Majeed Nizamani, a distinguished agriculturist and prominent leader representing the farmers and growers of Sindh, passed away after a brief illness while undergoing treatment at a Karachi hospital on Thursday. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Nizamani, in collaboration with the late former Sindh Minister Syed Ali Mir Shah, established the Sindh Abadgar Board in 1977, with a clear mission to advocate for the rights of farmers. He continued his association with the board, serving as its president until his final moments.

Throughout his life, Nizamani was not only dedicated to championing the rights of the farming community but also played a leading role in opposing contentious water projects initiated in the country.

Leaders from various farmers’ organizations, political parties, members of civil society, and activists have expressed profound sorrow at the demise of Mr. Nizamani. They have also commended his unwavering efforts on behalf of the province’s farmers.

The funeral prayers for Mr Nizamani will take place in his hometown of Bakir Nizamani, situated near Tando Mohammad Khan town, later tonight. His passing marks the end of an era for the agricultural community of Sindh, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and advocacy for the welfare of farmers.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at