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Poet Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana Biography, Profile, Early Life, Poetry Works



Poet Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana Biography, Profile, Early Life, Poetry Works

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana popularly called as 'Rahim' was a renowned Indian poet during the time of Mughal emperor Akbar.  

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana was one of the main nine jewels of Akbar’s court, known by the name, Navaratna.

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana was the son of Bairam Khan, a great Turkish statesman, warrior and caretaker of Mughal emperor Akbar. He was also the stepson of Akbar as Akbar married Bairam Khan’s wife. 

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana was born in Lahore on 17 December 1556 and died in 1627.

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana translated The Memoirs of Babar from Turkish to Persian.

Abdul Rahim was a Muslim, but a great devotee of Lord Krishna. He belonged to the Bhakti period and wrote couplets in Hindi in praise of Lord Krishna.

Abdul Rahim was a lover of Indian civilization and was also an accomplished poet and an astrologer.

Although from being a person of Iranian origin he had an exceptional command over the Sanskrit language.

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana wrote two works on the subject of Astrology- Khet Kautukam and Dwawishd Yogavali, which are still referred by people interested in Astrology.


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