- Name : Dewan Motihar
- Date of Birth : 22-2-1927
- Date of Death: Unknown
- Place of Birth : Old Sukkur, Sind (Now in Pakistan)
- Academic Attainments : B.A. (India) C.C.S.(London)
- In 1957, HMV released 2 Records (78 rpm) of his Sindhi geets in Calcutta.
- In 1984, LP of his Kabir Bhajans was released in U.S.A.
- From 1998 to 2001, five cassettes covering number of Sindhi soofi kalams, geets, including Sajan-Ji-Sar, (Remembrance Of Beloved), Rus Na Rana (Do Not Turn Away My Beloved), Sapne Mein Sajan Ayo (My Beloved Appeared In My Dream) were released.
He is also a Music Maestro and has played Sitar as per details given below :
- Indo-Jazz Suite, EMI Records, London , 1966.
- Indo-Jazz Fusion, EMI Records, London, 1967.
- Indo-Jazz Fusion II, EMI Records, London, 1968.
- Jazz Meets India, SABA Recording Co., Germany, recorded during World Jazz Festival at West Berlin, Germany, 1967.
- John Mayers String Quintet with Dewan Motihar on Sitar; EMI Records, London, 1967.
Recognition By Way Of Awards / Honours
Dewan received many Awards/ Honours both in India and abroad. Details of two prestigious Awards as Sindhi Singer are given below:
- Sindhu Ratan Award, 1965 (At New Delhi by Sindhi Association).
- Award for distinguished contributions, 1998 (At New Delhi by Sindhi Sahit Academy).
Kan Motihar gave music to many of Music Albums and also sung few of them.
- Supne Me Sajan Aayo - Music by Kan Motihar - Sung by Uma Lalla
As a matter of pride for Sindhi community, it may be noted that:
- Dewan has played Sitar in about 20 English movies.
- He composed music for an American play 'Kindly Monkeys'.
- He gave performances on BBC London.
- In association of other Sindhi organisations in Delhi, he presented first Tableu (Jhanki) depicting Jhulelal (Patron God of Sindhis) at the Republic Day Parade in, New Delhi, on 26th January 1960.
- With a rare blend of modern & traditional Sindhi music, Dewan-Kan duo will be remembered by lovers of Sindhi music. Having his mastery over Sitar, which stirs the soul, Dewan after living in USA for a very long time, returned to India where he passed away.