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Farid al-Din Masud Ganj-i-Shakar

(d. 1265)


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(d. 1265)

Also known as Baba Farid. A seminal personality in the medieval Indian mystical tradition, the Sufi saint and poet consolidated the Chishti order, and his verses elevated Punjabi to a literary status. Numerous Punjabi tribes attribute their conversion to him, and his shrine in Ajodhan (presently Pakpattan, Pakistan) is a major pilgrimage center.

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