Tomb of Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Kot Mitthan, Rajanpur

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Category: 
Archaeological Site
Protected Under: 
Antiquities Act, 1975

Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid, the top most spiritual poet in Siraiki Language, was born in 1261 A.H. (26, November, 1845 A.D.) at Kot Mithan, chacharan, Sindh(Pakistan) in a family of Arab settlers who had come to this country along with the Arab forces. He was a great scholar of his time and wrote several books. He knew Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Panjabi, Braj Bhasha, and Seraiki. He was a poet of Seraiki and Urdu. He also wrote some poems in Sindhi, Persian, and Braj Bhasha. He was an imperialist poet. He opposed British rule in Bahawalpur. He said to ruler of Bahawalpur in his poem, “You rule yourself on your state and finish police station of British from your state.”

Present Condition.

Well  maintained. Preserved by American Grant. Annual repair required every year.

Decorative Features.

Glazed kashi tiles in various design. Fresco paintings, carved wooden doors, brick imitation, wooden Jhaler on verandah, floral painting on wooden beam and ceiling.