The famous Sufi Saint from the Sindh region “Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai” is well known for his romantic tales. These romantic folk tales are magnificently described by Bhittai and are significant in the classical literature of the Indian Sub Continent. The legend of “Noori Jam Tamachi” ends with the joy of meeting the couple together and doesn’t have any tragic end like other six romantic stories.
Noori is the heroine of this romantic legend who belonged to a fisherman family. Noori was an adorable and charming girl and she was caught sight by Jam Tamachi who is the hero of this tale during a hunting adventure. Jam Tamachi was actually a king of the Samma dynasty who ruled over the Sindh region in the fifteenth century. In his reign, Thatta was the capital of Sindh. Jam Tamachi was so musch fascinated with the amazing beauty of Noori that he made her queen regardless of the huge class difference.
Noori led a very happy life with Jam Tamachi and the King liked her for her innocence and wisdom. Although the other queens and court members became resentful as Noor got more attention of Jam Tamachi. Jam Tamachi preferred Noori for her simplicity, modesty and humbleness. According to another myth, one of the queens of Tamachi poisoned Noori to death. The locals believe that Noori was buried in the middle of Kalri Lake. Her shrine attracts many tourists daily which is located in the middle of this lake. The Legend of Noori Jam Tamachi is summarized poetically in Shah Jo Risalo of of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The essence narrated by Bhittai through this poetry is “Humbleness” and its benefits in human life.