Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana
Born:17 December 1556
- He also known as Rahim.
- He was a poet who lived during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar.
- He was one of the nine important ministers (dewan) in his court, also known as the Navaratnas.
- He is known for his Urdu couplets and his books on astrology.
- He was known for his strange manner of giving alms to the poor.
- He never looked at the person he was giving alms to, keeping his gaze downwards in all humility.
- Apart from writing various dohas, he translated Babar’s memoirs, Baburnama from Chagatai language to Persian language, which was completed in 998 (1589–90) AD.
- He had an excellent command over Sanskrit.
- In Sanskrit, he wrote two books on astrology, Khetakautukam (Devanagari: खेटकौतुकम्) and Dwatrimshadyogavali (Devanagari: द्वात्रिंशद्योगावली).
- He wrote – बिगरी बात बने नहीं, लाख करो किन कोय |
रहिमन फाटे दूध को, मथे न माखन होय |
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December 17, 2018