Today marks the death anniversary of Sir Richard Francis Burton. He was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat, born on 19th March 1821. Famed for his extensive travels and explorations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, he possessed extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures, speaking 29 European, Asian, and African languages according to one count.
Sir Richard Francis Burton authored four books on Sindh:
- “Sind, or the Unhappy Valley (سنڌ يا ڏکويل ماٿري)”
- “Sindh, and the Races That Inhabit the Valley of the Indus (سنڌ ۽ سنڌو ماٿريءَ ۾ وسندڙ قومون)”
- “Falconry in the Valley of the Indus (سنڌو ماٿريءَ ۾ بازداري)”
- “Sindh Revisited (ٻيو دفعو سنڌ ۾)”
He passed away on 20th October 1890.