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Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana

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Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana

Born:17 December 1556

Died:1627

  • 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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