(Life of Yousuf Aziz Magsi)
No doubt, worldwide rang history seems flooded with taught -provoking personalities ,who have not only played a Vital role , but also contributed a long live contribution in terms of poets, story writer, story tellers, social activists and politician. However, Baloch people were having great leaders such as Nawab Yousuf Aziz Magsi has led down Baloch people from the darkness to the enlightenment, who has opened his eyes in 1908 in the house of Kaiser KhanMagsi, was the Nawab of the Magsi tribe.
Mir Yousuf Khan obtained his education at home. He was able to master in Arabic, Persian and Urdu within a few years. Then he was taught English by a private tuti0n for two years.
Indeed In 1922, because of some family problems Yousuf Magsi’s father Nawab Kaiser Khan al0ne with Yousuf Aziz magsi had to go into exile in Multan. Yousuf Khan stayed in exile in Multan until 1929.
He was filled with a desire to launch a similar struggle in Balochistan. His first step in this regard was an article he wrote, titled “Balochistan Kee Faryaad” or “Balochistan’s Lament”, which was published in a weekly newspaper, Hamdard, on November 17, 1929. As a result of this article, a special Jirga held in Kalat on July 17, 1930 sentenced Mir Yousuf Ali Khan to one year of solitary confinement in Zehri and an 11,000-rupee fine
Magsi also published the pamphlet Baluchistan Kee Awaz (Voice of Baluchistan), which was sent to the British parliament to raise awareness of his cause.
While he was in jail, members of a clandestine political party (Anjuman-i-Ithihaad i Balochaan), who were also deeply impressed by the struggle of the Indian National Congress, contacted Yousuf Ali Khan. They helped him during his solitary confinement. In 1931, after completing his sentence, Mir Yousuf Ali Khan came to Quetta where, along with Mir Abdul Aziz Kurd, Nawabzada Mir Abdul Rehman Bugti, Mohammad Hussain Aanka, Malik Faiz Mohammad Yousafzai and others, he officially announced the Anjuman-i-Ithihaad i Balochaan as a political party.
Mir Yousaf Ali Khan became its President. The Prime Minister of Kalat issued orders to arrest Yousaf Ali Khan once again but Yousaf somehow learned about the plan to arrest him beforehand, so he went and took refuge in Jacobabad, where he started his famous Magsi Agitation.
Consequently, On May 31, 1935, Quetta was hit with a devastating earthquake which claimed thousands of lives. Among the casualties was Nawab Yousaf Aziz Khan Magsi.