Lakho Phulani

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Born920 A.D
  • Historical character
  • Warrior
  • Ruler of Sindh
  • Kutch and Saurashtra

Laakkho Phulaanni (born in 920 AD at ) also known as Lakho Fulani/or Lakho Phoolani,[1] is the famous historical character, warrior and ruler of Sindh, Kutch district|Kutch and Saurashtra[2][3][4]; who in Sindh, struggled to establish a permanent and stable government of the Sindhis. Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Baloch writes: Sindh's Lakho Phulani made big raids on the Gujarat side and defeated the violent people forever. For those who began the process of mutilation, it was historically valid.

The strongest folk tale of Lakho Phulani is counted among "Seven Warriors" and "Ten Lords" of Sindh by Sindhi Intellects (Sughars). He shifted his capital to Kera, Kutch and built a fort there.[5]

Ruined Shiva Temple built by Lakho Phulani at Kera, Kutch he built lakheswar temple.[6]

Shah Abdul latif in his poetry has mentioned bravery of Lakho Phulani.

Birth and family

Laakkho Phulaanni born in 920 A.D[7][8], his mother Sonal[9] who was from the Rabari tribe and was wife of Ful/Phull. Lakho Phulani was son of Phul who was king of Angorgadh. Lakho Fulani was grandson of the King of Sindh (Sindhpati) Jam Lakho Dhuraro.[9]

He married Mahar Kumari, of Mahar tribe. He founded Atkot.


Jam Lakho Fulani was adopted as a son by Jam Jada, who was the direct descendant of Jam Unad in Nagar Thattha Sindh. Jam Jada had no any legitimate heir to his throne, but after some time Jam Jada's wife gave birth to a child named Ghao. Soon after the death of Jam Jada, Ghao refused to share the ruling powers with Jam Lakho an adopted son of Jam Jada, and was forced to leave Sindh along with his twin brother Lakhair and companions. Lakho and his brother Lakhair went to Kuch and ragained control of Chavdas territorites, which were named after Lakhiar as Lakhiarviro by his brother Lakho. The descendants of Lakho Jadani are known as Jadejas "belonging to Jada".


He died at Atkot, Lakho fell fighting against Chaulukya dynasty king Mularaja of Anhilwad Patan within the lands of Atkot; after his death Rato Raydhan succeeded to the throne.

However some researchers says that tomb of Lakho and Lakhi is somewhere in Kutch, but Lakho Fulani's dead body was brought from Kutch, Bhuj to Deh, Kot Dhingano, Kacho, Shaheed District Shaheed Benzirabad Sindh by his fellows.

in popular culture

A silent movie "Lakho Phulani" was released on 01 January 1928 by director Dinsha P. Jhaveri.

A novel "Lakho Phulani" was written for children in 1986 by Dr Shamsuddin Ursani.[10]


  1. Upadhyay, Harilal (1993). Lakho Fulani (in ગુજરાતી). Lakshmi.
  2. Rathore, Abhinay. "History of Jadejas". Rajput Provinces of India. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  3. "Jadeja Origins - Jadeja Rajputs". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  4. "Sindhi Adabi Board Online Library (Folk_Litrature)". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  5. "History-2". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  6. Hirani, Akshay (2019-07-07). "Lakho Fulani - Mystery Of Lakheswar | 9th Century Temple". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  7. (PDF) {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "New Page 3". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Lakho Fulanee | Historical Novel in Gujarati By Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay |Great Gujarati Author". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  10. Aziz, Shaikh (2017-08-24). "Late Dr Ursani preferred writing to other tasks". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2021-11-06.

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