Syed Saman Shah’s urs celebrations begin

Devotees of revered 20th century Sufi saint cook sacrificed roosters in rice to distribute amongst poor people during celebrations

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The 90th annual Urs of Hazrat Syed Saman Shah (RA) was underway at his shrine some 6 kilometers away from Pangrio town of Badin district late Friday night.

Syed Saman Shah, one of the revered Sufi saints of the 20th century is also known as “Larr Jo Laal” or Pir of roosters.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Tanzila Qambrani formally inaugurated the seven-day celebrations.

A large number of the devotees from various parts of Sindh and other provinces poured in at the venue, mostly carrying the roosters, which has been the main feature of the saint, as according to the area people, the Sufi saint was very fond of roosters.

The devotees sacrificed the roosters and cook them in rice to distribute as langar (free public meal) among poor people during urs celebrations.

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