Hoshu Sheedi

Hosh Muhammad Sheedi
Nickname(s) Hoshu Sheedi
Born 1801
Died 1843
Hyderabad, Sindh, India, (now Pakistan)
Buried at Hyderabad
Battles/wars Battle of Dubba
Spouse(s) Alina Sheedi

General Hosh Muhammad Sheedi or Hoshu Sheedi (Sindhi: هوش محمد شيدي; Urdu: ہوش محمّد شیدی) was a supreme commander of Sindh's Talpur army. Hoshu Sheedi fought against the British forces under Sir Charles Napier at the Battle of Dabbo, and was killed on March 24, 1843.[1][2]

Hosh Muhammad belonged to the African-descent Sheedi community of Sindh Pakistan. Before his death in the Battleground of Dubbo he called out the famous slogan:

مرويسون پر سنڌ، نه ڏيسون

Marvesoon , Par Sindh na Desoo ("We will die but not give Sindh [to others]")

Hosh Muhammad was respected by British commanding officer, Sir Charles Napier and buried him with full military honours.[3] today every Sindhi remembers Hosh Mohammad sheedi.

Early life

Hosh Muhammad was born in 1801. Before joining the army, he worked at the residence of Talpur rulers.


Grave of Hosh Mohammad Sheedi

The historical mausoleum of Hosho Sheedi is in Dubee, a small village approximately 10 kilometres from Hyderabad. It was built to pay tribute to the war martyrs and was declared a heritage site. The building currently needs maintenance and restoration. It is a historical place of Sindh which is neglected by government and community.


  1. Mir Atta Muhammad Talpur. "Remembering Battle of Dubbo". http://www.talpur.org. Retrieved January 4, 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  2. Sikander Ali Nizamani (April 18, 2006). "Sheedi Community of Sindh, Pakistan" (PDF). http://www.sanalist.org. Retrieved January 4, 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  3. Faiz Mohammad Soomro (1997). Cultural History of Sind. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
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