Shahzada Sarkar Mir Nabi Bukhsh Khan Talpur
Shahzada (Prince) Sarkar Mir Nabi Bukhsh Talpur was the youngest, most beloved, and ablest son of Sher-i-Sindh His Highness Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Talpur, the last ruler of the independent Sindh.
He got his early education from Molvi Muhammad Bukhsh of Lahore. Later, a Qazi from Hala taught him Arabic, Persian and Sindhi languages and literature. Sarkar Mir Nabi Bukhsh Khan Talpur received a nominal political pension from the British and used to call himself political pensioner instead of a landlord, though he did have some agricultural land in Tando Allahyar, Mirpurkhas, Khipro, and Larr.
He was a great philanthropist of his times. He lived in Tando Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Talpur, near Mirpur Khas, and there he had constructed a large Musafirkhana, a place for travelers to stay and have free food as his guests. People accompanying caravans from far and wide passing en route Mirpur Khas used to stay there.
Sarkar Mir Nabi Bukhsh Khan Talpur was a great intellectual of Baloch history, tradition, and folklore. He also had great knowledge of ‘tibb’ and Unani Medicine. Religiously, he was inclined towards Sufism. Spiritually, he was affiliated with Pir Muhammad Shah Jilani, Dargah Sharif Shah Qadria, of Badin. In fact, since Sarkar Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur [father of Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Talpur], his family had spiritual relations with Pir Sahib Pagara, but, it is said that he got himself affiliated with Pir Muhammad Shah Jilani on Pir Sahib Pagara’s instructions ‘in a dream’. Along with his proclivity towards ‘tasawwuf’ he was a good poet too. However, such leanings towards spirituality did not restrain him from taking an active part in routine matters of the State and politics until his son, Khan Bahadur Mir Yar Muhammad Khan Talpur attained the age of majority.
Pilgrimage to Makkah and his Passing Away in Hijaz
Sarkar Mir Nabi Bukhsk Khan Talpur proceeded to perform pilgrimage to Arabia in 1923 along with more than hundred other people, including his grandson, Mir Ghulam Muhammad Muhammad Khan (then only 13 years old), Mir Muhammad Khan s/o Sarkar Mir Imam Bukhsh Khan Talpur [ Mir Imam Bukhsh Khan was the elder brother of Mir Nabi Bukhsh Khan Talpur] accompanied him on the pilgrimage. After having visited Madinah, he and his companions came to Makkah, where his health deteriorated and his soul departed for eternal peace. He was buried near the feet of [the grave of] Hadrat Bibi Khadija, the wife of the Holy Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him.
During his lifetimes, he always use to say in Sindhi, “Punhal perandi mu nimanree naseeb thay‘ and so he got the eternal place there.