Fariduddin Ganjshakar

Fariduddin Ganjshakar

Preacher + Poet + Writer
Hometown Multan
Died 1266
Death Place Pakpattan

Farīduddīn Mas'ūd Ganjshakar or (1188 - May 7, 1280), commonly known as Baba Farid, 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.… Read More

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1188 Birth Bābā Farīd was born in 1173 or 1188 AD (584 Hijri) at Kothewal village, 10 km from Multan in the Punjab region of the Chauhan dynasty in what is now Pakistan, to Jamāl-ud-dīn Suleimān and Maryam Bībī (Qarsum Bībī), daughter of Sheikh Wajīh-ud-dīn Khojendī. … Read More


1235 47 Years Old Once his education was over, he shifted to Delhi, where he learned the doctrine of his master, Quṭbuddīn Bakhtiyār Kākī. He later moved to Hansi, Haryana. When Quṭbuddīn Bakhtiyār Kākī died in 1235, Farīd left Hansi and became his spiritual successor, but he settled in Ajodhan (the present Pakpattan, Pakistan) instead of Delhi. … Read More


1280 92 Years Old Died in 1280.
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