Blend Of Passion And Profession

By: Maria Memon

Many people on this earth have hidden talents which are often unknown to others. Dr Asadullah Palli is also one of those who have hidden talents. He is known as a good neurologist but very few people know him as a research scholar in Sindhi literature.

Dr Asadullah was born at village Nabi Bux Palli in district Umerkot on November 3rd, 1957. He received his education till intermediate from Umerkot. He was a bright student. His father Muhammad Umer Palli wanted him to become a doctor as he was bright student, but he wished to become an engineer, but he respected his father's wish and got admission in M.B.B.S.

He passed his M.B.B.S in first class and then did Diploma in Clinical Neurology (D.C.N) which again he passed with flying colors and secured first position.

He had a great interest in Sindhi literature as his father was also a great Sindhi scholar and a renowned Sindhi poet who wrote 50 books among which 16 are published. He is inspired from his father and started reading Sindhi folk stories series. He still has those 12 books in his personal library.

“I have literary education from my father. He is the main figure whose training made me what I am today.”

Dr Asadullah Palli has compiled three books of his father, three of other Sindhi scholars and one is his own research paper on Sindhi language. His articles regarding Sindhi literature are published in different news papers.

“Medicine is my profession and literature is my passion, in fact it's in my blood.” He said.

He has participated in many local, national and international conferences on literature where he represented Sindhi literature. His fields of research are history of literature and poetry specially the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. He is a regular speaker in annual Bhitshah conference on Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. He also arranges a Yearly Literary Conference at his village.

As a doctor, he has worked in neurosurgery at Department of LUMHS for four years where he treated many cases.

His subjects of interest were Head Injuries and Axe Injury. In later case, most of the victims were women from villages where women are still treated as a maid. This issue persuaded him so much that he wrote a research paper on Effect of the Axe injury on Brain. This was published in medical journal of LUMHS.

Currently Dr Asadullah is working as a neuro physician, as Assistant Professor in LUMHS where he teaches anatomy and continues his research in Sindhi literature.

Addressing our social system, he remarked that we are lacking in merit justification, if we respect merit the system will be on right path. Merit justifies us about our religion and its religion which completes our system.

No doubt he is a great scholar who plays a big role in promoting our Sindhi Literature. He wants our Sindhi youth to join hands for promoting our Sindhi language and literature.