Muhammad Hussain Panhwar was born on 25th December 1925 in village Ibrahim Panhwar district Dadu. He passed his BS (Mech. & Elec.) in 1949 and MS (Ag. Eng.), both from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1953. He specialized in
Muhammad Hussain Panhwar
Muhammad Hussain Panhwar was born on 25th December 1925 in village Ibrahim Panhwar district Dadu. He passed his BS (Mech. & Elec.) in 1949 and MS (Ag. Eng.), both from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1953. He specialized in ground water development, earth moving, agricultural machinery, water logging, salinity control drainage and agriculture.
He worked for the government of West Pakistan as Agriculture Engineer in Sindh for 4 years and then Superintending Engineer for Sindh and Baluchistan for 12 years up to the end of 1969. From 1970 onwards till 2007 he was running a consulting company specializing in irrigation, water logging, drainage, agriculture, scientific equipment and horticulture. He had written 10 books on ground water in Sindh and many articles on Thar and Kohistan deserts.
In 1964 he established a horticulture farm, specialized in fruit crops. This was converted into a research farm for introducing new fruit crops suiting climate of Sindh in 1985 and has developed many new varieties of fruit crops, which include 17 of mango 6 of lychee and many others. He was author of 36 books on culture and post-harvest of fruit crops. Many of them are not printed yet.
He was truly in love with Sindh and had spent maximum time on studies of Sindh. He had published more than 500 pages on various aspects of Sindh. Ten more books on Sindh are ready for press. His personal library has some 50,000 non fictional books almost equally divided on Sindh, horticulture, engineering and environments, this library will be open for researchers by M. H. Panhwar trust which is run by his wife and sons.
In June 2003, M. H. Panhwar established a trust to undertake social work in Sindh. He has transferred his home, office, agriculture land comprising a farm/orchard and other property in the name of the Trust. The trust is now managed by his wife and sons. The trust has a plan to open an agriculture research centre at his farm near Tando Jam and to build a new structure for research library at his house in Latifabad.
M. H. Panhwar passed away on 21st April 2007 in Latifabad Hyderabad. He had four sons, Rafi Hussain (who passed away in 2004), Tariq Hussain, Sani Hussain and Muhammad Ali all are settled in USA. His first wife died and his second wife Farzana, a bio-chemist has authored many books and attended many international conferences.