3 نومبر : تاریخ وفات
ننڍي کنڊ جي مشهور سنڌي فنڪار ماسٽر چندر 1907ع ڌاري ﺳﻨﮅ ﺟﻲ ﺷﻬﺮ ﭠﺎﺭﻭ ﺷﺎﻩ ۾ ﺟﻨﻢ ﻭﺭﺗﻮ، (واضح رهي ته ماسٽر چندر جي پئدائش جي تاريخ ڪٿي 7 ڊسمبر ته ڪٿي 20 ڊسمبر به ڄاڻائي وئي آهي)، کيس ننڍي هوندي کان ئي ڳائڻ جو شوق هو، کيس سنڌ جي ﻣﺸﻬﻮﺭ فنڪار ڀڳت ڪﻨﻮﺭ ﺭﺍﻡ کي ٻڌي ڳائڻ جو شوق ٿيو، ﭼﻨﺪﺭ سنڌ جو اھو فنڪار ھو، جنھن جو نالو جلدي ھر زبان تي مشھور ٿي ويو، ھن شاعري به ڪئي، سندس شاعري محمد يوسف سميت سنڌ جي ڪيترن ئي وڏن فنڪارن ڳائي آهي، ماسٽر چندر ڪجهه فلمن لاءِ به ڳايو، ھن ورھاڱي کان پوءِ سنڌ ڇڏي وڃي ڀارت وسائي، جتي 3 نومبر 1984ع تي وفات ڪيائين..
Today, we remember the famous singer Master Chander, but there’s confusion about the dates of his birth and passing. Kamla Goklani, a respected writer, says he was born on December 18, 1909, and passed away on November 2, 1984. This matches the records in the Sindhiana Encyclopedia. However, Dial Aasha claims he was born on December 4, 1907, and left us on November 3, 1984, as published in Hindvasi on December 4, 2022. Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan also agrees on November 3, 1984. The Encyclopedia of Sindhi and English Wikipedia state his birth on December 07, 1907, and passing on November 3, 1984. Hindvasi, in its January 8, 2012 issue, mentions his birth on December 18, 1909, and passing on November 4, 1984.
Even his name is disputed. Gobind Malhi says his birth name was Chaandumal Damwani (چانڊومل ڏامواڻي), but others say it was Chandumal Danwani (چندومل ڏانواڻي). Born in Tharu Shah, Naushahro Feroz district, Sindh, he loved singing from a young age. Despite his parents wanting him to be a businessman, his interest in singing and music only intensified over time. He started a music school in Nawabshah and later in Karachi. Master Chander, along with his fellow singers, used to perform at the shrines of Sufi saints in Sindh. His breakthrough came with the recording of his first song, “Tabiba Khayal Saan Disjo, Atham Dil Ji Beemari,” on a gramophone, catapulting him to enormous popularity. Subsequently, many other melodious songs were recorded on the gramophone, continuing to resonate with the Sindhi community in Sindh and India.
After leaving Pakistan, he lived in Ajmer, Kolkata, and then Mumbai, where he passed away in 1984. Master Chander left a legacy of passion for Sindhi music and poetry, making a lasting impact on the culture.