Rana Hamir Singh the only Hindu Ruler in Pakistan, who lives his life as a Royal Tiger. Once he had given an open challenge to PM of Pakistan for an open War.
With a saffron turban on his head and Tika on his forehead Rana Hamir Singh is ruling over an area of 22000 sq k.m. of Sindh also known as Dhata in Pakistan.
He still maintains his links with India, especially Rajasthan, the home of many of his people, the Sodha Rajputs.
His family owned the famous Umerkot Fort where the great Mughal Emperor Akbar was born in Umerkot, when his father Humayun fled from military defeat at the hands of Sher Shah Suri. Rana Prasad, a Hindu Sodha Rajput ruler of Amarkot and forefather of Rana Hamir Singh, gave refuge to Humayun.
Rana Hamir Singh is son of Rana Chander Singh of Umerkot Pakistan,who too was an active politician in Pakistan. In 1990 he left PPP and formed his own political party, the Pakistan Hindu Party (PHP). He himself designed for his party a saffron flag bearing two ancient logos –OM and Trishool.
After his death in 2009. His eldest son Rana Hamir Singh Sodha was anointed in Pakistan as his successor. A large number of Hindus and the predominant Sindhi Muslim population of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Mithi — places not far from the Indo-Pakistan border — joined the stately procession of Hamir Singh, who was crowned as Rana of Rajputs.
The 53-year-old Hamir Singh, held the portfolios of Science and Technology and Agriculture as Minister during the second tenure of the late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A popular figure among the people of the border districts and three times MLA, he also worked as the deputy Nizam of Umerkot.
“His coronation, held at the playground of Govt. Boys’ High School, drew a large number of elders of the community and the local elite. People belonging to different faiths turned up to watch the event. The ceremony began with the entry into Mithi of a convoy of hundreds of vehicles from Rana Jagir (Rana’s native village near Umerkot) .When the caravan stopped at the old Naka (checkpoint), two girls sang aarti in praise of a deity during which worshippers held a platter containing incense”.
The coronation ceremony was a gala event, which for any Indian onlooker would have resembled the crowning of a Rajasthani prince. Umerkot is only 40 km from Khokrapar, the first railway station in Pakistan if one enters from Rajasthan’s Barmer district.
Rana Hamir singh’s son Karni Singh Sodha tied Knot with Jaipur’s Padmini Rathore on 20th feburary 2015.
Rana Hamir Singh always worked for upliftment of Pakistani Hindu, but due to negligence of Pakistani government most of the Hindu has left this area.
A Salute to Hindu Tiger of Pakistan.