Bukkur Fort (Sindhi: بکر) is an island located in Rohri, Sukkur District, Pakistan. Named Bukkur (Dawn) by Sayyid Muhammad Al-Makki in the seventh century of Hijri, this island is a limestone rock, oval in shape, 800 yards (730 m) long by 300 yards (270 m) wide, and about 25 feet (7.6 m) in height. According to the Superintendent of Land Records and Registration, Sindh, in 1912, the area of Bukkur island was 255,292 sq. yards, or 49 acres (20 ha). Nowadays Bukkur island is occupied by an Army public school, and the tomb of Sayyid Sadruddin, who was the son of Sayyid Muhammad Al-Makki.


The isolated fortress of Bukkur was situated on a rock in the Indus, between the towns of Roree and S ukkur. It was a degree and twenty minutes north of Sehwun, being latitude 27° 42′, and in longitude it was 56 miles eastward of that town.


Early history

In 622 H. (1225 A.D.) Shums-ud-deen took an army to Oochch to overthrow Nasir-ud-deen, who had entrenched himself at Bukkur; to this place Shums-ud-deen detached Nizam-ul-Moolk, but Nasir-ud-deen, attempting to escape from Bukkur, took a boat, which foundered in a storm, and he was drowned.

Arms in 1839

In 1839 (First Anglo-Afghan War) the arms were the following:


Further reading

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