Amir Khusro (Persian and Hindvi)

  • Saleem Kidwai


Amir Khusro (ca. 1253–1325) is today known as the mystic poet-musician par excellence.1 He is also venerated as a saint, with the suffix Hazrat (Honorable) attached to his name His annual urs (death anniversary) is among the most popular of Sufi religious celebrations.


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  1. 1.
    For further reading, see Wahid Mirza, The Life and Works ofAmir Khusrau (Lahore: University of Punjab, 1935;Google Scholar
  2. Mirza, Life and Times ofAmir Khusrau Dehlavi (New Delhi: National Amir Khusrau Society, 1975).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Translated from Z. Ansari, Khusrau ka Zahni Safar (New Delhi: Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu Hind, 1986).Google Scholar

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