Biography Abdur Rahim Khankhana

Abdur Rahim Khankhana

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  • Time Period1556 - 1627
  • PlaceLahore
  • CountryPakistan

Poet Biography

Abdur Rahim KhanKhana (also known as Rahim) lived during the reign of Akbar. He translated Babar's Memoirs from Turkish to Persian. Despite being a Muslim, Rahim is better known for his Hindi couplets, most of which can be easily recited by school children.

Abdul Rahim Khankhana was one of the nine Navratna's in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. He was a great admirer of Indian civilization. He was also an excellent poet and an Astrologer. His command over Sanskrit was exceptional considering the fact that he was not an Indian native but a person of Iranian origin. Two of his works are masterpieces on the subject of Astrology- Khet Kautukam and Dwawishd Yogavali. These two books still act as books of reference for people interested in Astrology.