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.