Diwan-e-Nasir Ali Sirhindi
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Sirhindi (d.1697) was renowned in India in his time, having travelled widely before settling in Sirhind. His patrons were the governor Saif Khān Badakhshī and the Amīr al-Umarāʾ Zu’l-Fikār Khān. Sirhindi’s main literary achievement was the Persian narrative poem based on the love story of Madhumalat and Manūhar, originally written in Hindī by Shaikh Zammān. Sirhindi also wrote a short Sufi mathnawī and a description of Kashmīr. His lyrical poetry or Dīwān was collected by his friends after his death; it consists of ghazals, some sākī-nāmas and poems in praise of the Ḳalandar darvishes.