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Hazrat Baba Fareed Shaker Gunj

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Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar (Persian: ￘ᄄ￘ᄃ￘ᄄ￘ᄃ ￙チ￘믜フ￘ᆵ ￘ᄃ￙ト￘ᆵ￙ムᅴフ￙ニ ￙ナ￘ᄈ￘ᄍ￙ネ￘ᆵ ᅳᆵ￙ニ￘ᆲ ￘ᄡᅳᄅ￘ᄆ ) was a Sufi Saint. He is recognised as the first acclaimed poet of Punjabi language. He was the grandson of Shaykh Shoaib who was the grandson of Farrukh Shah Kabuli, the king of Kabul and Ghazni, who was the grandson of Saint Ibrahim Bin Adham who was the descendant of Caliph Umar bin al-Khattab. Baba Fareed was born in 1188 or 1173 AD (584 Hijri) at Kothewal village of Multan District, Punjab, Pakistan. Shaikh Shoaib Sultan was his father and Maryam Bibi was his mother. Shaikh Shoaib was nephew of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi. Baba Farid married Hazabara, daughter of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud. He died Tuesday, 7th May 1266 AD (679 Hijri) and since ttthen. His mazar (shrine) is the pride of Pakpattan. Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia constructed his tomb. Mazar has two doors, namely Noori darwaza and Bahishti darwaza. Bahishti darwaza opens once a year and during the fair thousands of people pass through it. It (door) is made of silver and floral designs are laid in gold sheet. Thousands of devotees come to visit the shrine daily from within the country and from abroad. His death  ( Wikipedia article )

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