Amir Khusrau Dehlavi, a popular Persian poet, had a significant role to play in the courts of more than seven rulers of the Delhi Sultanate. Well known for his clever poems, riddles and songs, Amir Khusrau is a reputed figure in northern India. Born in 653, he was a very wise and spiritual person from childhood. His tutor introduced him to the nuances of poetry and books.
The tomb of Amir Khusrau Dehlavi is made next to his tutor, Nizamuddin Aulia’s tomb in Delhi. The proximity of the tombs proves the indelible mark that the tutor left in his life.
Amir Khusrau’s Anniversary is celebrated with much show and enjoyment. His interests and passion was in music and poetry therefore during his anniversary, quwalis are performed by experts. The day begins by offering prayers and showing devotion and dedication towards him and his talent.
At Rabindra Bhawan, the National Drama Festival is organized to pay homage to this legendary poet.
Time to celebrate
Amir Khusrau’s Anniversary is celebrated once a year in the month of April. It is a very special day for his followers.