Heroes Of Sindh

Pakistan has forgotten Freedom Fighter Hemu Kalani for being a Sindhi

In dozens of Indian cities, statues of Hemu Kalani are erected and a large number of roads, roundabouts and institutions are named after him.

Hemu Kalani’s statue is also erected in the premises of Indian Parliament while the govt. had also issued a commemorative stamp. In Sukkur Sindh, Hemu Kalani Park was renamed as Qasim Park.   

Rahi Heman, remembered with love and respect as Hemu Kalani, one of the youngest revolutionaries martyred during the nation’s freedom struggle, who was sent to gallows by the British at the age of 19, has remained forgotten by Pakistan because he was a Sindhi Hindu freedom fighter from Sukkur Sindh.

The Sindhis around the world have never forgotten the great sacrifice offered by Hemu Kalani. He is and will always remain alive in their hearts. In dozens of Indian cities, Sindhis have erected the statues of Hemu Kalani and a large number of roads, roundabouts and institutions are named after him. His statue has been erected even in the premises of Indian parliament as recognition to freedom fighter, and also a commemorative postal stamp was issued by the Indian government, but in Pakistan neither the federal government nor any provincial government, including Sindh government, had paid any tribute to Hemu Kalani during last 74 years of independence. The authorities in Pakistan never issued any commemorative stamp. In Sindh, there was Hemu Kalani Park in Sukkur but even its name was later changed to Qasim Park.

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Commemorative Postal Stamp issued by Indian government

Here are the details of cities, towns, localities, institutions, roads and roundabouts named after Hemu Kalani and the places where his statues are erected.

  • Sant Hirdaram Nagar (Bairagarh) Bhopal: Statue, institutions and many more named after Shaheed Hemu Kalani.
  • Agra city in U.P.: Statue near Sadar Tehsil, Hemu Kalani road, Agra; statue erected by Agra Sindhi Samaj and Hemu Kalani Murti Sthapana Samiti, Agra.
  • Adipur city in Kutch, Gujarat: Statue near Gandhi Samadhi, Maitri School road.
  • Bhilwara city, In Sindhunagar Colony: Statue at the crossing of the road (chowk) called Hemu Kalani Circle.
  • Tonk city (Rajasthan): Statue at the Sawai Madhopur Circle.
  • Ahmedabad city (Gujarat): Statue at the Rajavir Circle.
  • Indore city: A road intersection named after Hemu Kalani and placed his statue at the center of the intersection.
  • Faizabad city: National Parks named after Hemu Kalani and a Faizabad to Ayodhya Highway and National Libraries in Ayodhya.
  • A statue of Hemu Kalani is located in the Parliament complex Delhi in front of the Deputy Speaker’s office.
  • Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai with a large Sindhi population, has Hemu Kalani Marg.
  • Ulhasnagar: Statue erected at the crossing of the road (chowk).
  • Jodhpur city (Rajasthan): A road intersection named after Hemu Kalani and placed his statue at the center of the intersection.
  • Ajmer city (Rajasthan): Statue at the Diggi Bazar Chowk.
  • Ajmer city (Rajasthan): Has a locality in Lakhan Kothri called Hemu Kalani Mohalla.
  • Delhi city (Lajpat Nagar): A senior secondary school named as Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya.
  • Delhi city (Pitampura): Veer Hemu Marg
  • Kanpur city: A park named as ‘Hemu Kalani Park’ located in the Sindhi Colony area.
  • Kota city: A community hall named as ‘Hemu Kalani Samudayik Bhawan’ located in the Sahjidera area.
  • Dhule city, Maharashtra: Shaheed Hemu Kalani Road.
  • Amalner city, Maharashtra: Shaheed Hemu Kalani Road.
  • Pimpri-Chinchwad city, Maharashtra: A children park named as Hemu Kalani Garden and a housing society named as Hemu Kalani Housing Society.
  • Bhilwara city, Rajasthan: A Road Square in Sindhu Nagar named as Hemu Kalani Chowk.
  • Bilaspur city, Chhattisgarh: A locality named as Hemu Nagar.
  • Neemuch city, Madhya Pradesh: A Road Square named as Hemu Kalani Chowk with an erected Statue of Shaheed Hemu Kalani.
  • Bikaner city, Rajasthan: A road intersection named after Hemu Kalani and a statue placed at the center of the intersection.
  • A poem ” Hemu Kalani” was written on 25 January 1943 by Indra Bahadur Khare, just 4 days after Hemu’s hanging, and it is published in 2017 after a span of 74 years.
  • The Raipur city of Chhattisgarh has a square called Hemu Kalani Chowk.
  • Shaheed Hemu Kalani education society is run in Sant Hirdaram Nagar Bhopal.
  • Raipur city of Chhattisgarh has a Community Hall near Lakhe Nagar Area called Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani Bhawan.
  • Korba city of Chhattisgarh has a big community hall near the Rani Road area called Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani Dharamshala.
  • Bhavnagar city in Gujarat has a Road Square at Gopal Park in Sindhunagar with statue of Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani at the chowk named as Hemu Kalani Circle on 21 January 2020.
  • Chittorgarh, Rajasthan has an intersection named after Shaheed Hemu Kalani Chauraha which was previously known as Pratap Nagar Chauraha.
  • Jalgaon, Maharashtra has a Park named “Hemu Kalani Bagicha” behind Sindhi Colony, Kanwar Nagar, Near Joshi Colony, Jalgaon.
  • Belagavi: Hemu Kalani chowk near Daak bungalow.

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Source: Wikipedia and other websites  

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