Sassi Punnu is one of the seven popular tragic romances of the Sindh and four of the most popular in Punjab.
 Sassi was the daughter of King Adamkhan of Bhambour. At her birth the astrologers predicted that she was a curse for the royal family's prestige. The king ordered that the child be put in a wooden chest with a 'taweez' tied on her neck and thrown into the river Chenab. the washer man of Bamboon village. The dhobi believed the child was a blessing from God and took her home and adopted her as his child. Many, many years passed by and the king did not have another child, so he decides to get married again. When he heard that the daughter of Atta, the washer man, was as beautiful as the angels, the king summoned her to the palace. Sassi was still wearing the tabiz (amulet), which the queen mother had put around her neck when she was taken away to be drowned.


Punnun Khan, the son of King Mir Hoth Khan (Hoth, a famous Baloch tribe in Makran (Balochistan).

Sassi and Punnu meet
When Sassi became a young girl, she was as beautiful as the fairies of heaven. Stories of her beauty reached Punnu and he became desperate to meet Sassi.

"Sassi thal vich labhadi yarr nu,
roundi na dhardi daah.
ohde gal vich julfan khulliyan ,
bhaji jandi vaho dah."

"Sassi suti uthi sej to ,
oh labhdi punnu yaar .
ohne chaar chufera dekhea ,
kite disda ni dildaar."

Punnu’s brothers
Punnu’s father and brothers were against the his marriage to Sassi (Punnu being a prince and she being a washerman’s daughter), and so, for their father’s sake, Punnu’s brothers traveled to Bhambhoor. 

The lovers meet their end
The next morning, when Sassi realized that she was cheated, she became mad with the grief of separation from her lover and ran barefoot towards the town of Kich Makran.

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