Fariduddin Ganjshakar [Baba Farid] (1173–1266 / Kothewai, Multan / Pakistan)
Farīduddīn Mas'ūd Ganjshakar, commonly known as Baba Farid (Punjabi: بابا فرید ), was a 12th-century Sufi preacher and saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia.
Fariduddin Ganjshakar is generally recognized as the first major poet of the Punjabi language, and is considered one of the pivotal saints of the Punjab region. Revered by Muslims and Hindus, he is considered one of the fifteen Sikh bhagats, and selections from his work are included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred scripture. He is buried in Pakpattan, in present-day Punjab, Pakistan.
Bābā Farīd was born in 1173 or 1188 AD (584 Hijri) at Kothewal village, 10 km from Multan in the ... more »
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