Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana

On Mathura Road, on the way to Nizamuddin Railway Station is the Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, (1556-1627) an Indian Sufi poet popularly known as Rahim. He was a poet at the court of Mughal emperor Akbar and the son of Bairam Khan, a great Turkish statesman, warrior and caretaker of Mughal emperor Akbar.

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana was among one of the nine Navratna's of Akbar's court. He loved Indian civilization and was also an accomplished poet and an astrologer. Although he was of Iranian origin, and a Muslim, he was a great devotee of Lord Krishna. As he belonged to the Bhakti period, he wrote couplets in Hindi in praise of Lord Krishna. He also had an exceptional command over Sanskrit language.

Among other accomplishments, he  wrote two works on the subject of Astrology- Khet Kautukam and Dwawishd Yogavali, which are still referred by people interested in Astrology and also translated 'The Memoirs of Babar' from Turkish to Persian.


  1. Anonymous6/1/11 11:33

    I love Rahim and his dohe

    rahiman dhaga prem ka mat todo chatkay
    tute se fir na mile, mile ganth pad jay

  2. nice...I live nearby and have been to both humayun tomb(many times), this one and also the hazrat nizamuddin dargah truely understand the heritage of this area, one needs to visit all the three ....