'Orfi Shirazi

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First pages from the Diwan of Urfi

His name is given as Jamāl-al-Din Moḥammad Sidi (or Sayyedi) in the early sources. He lived from 963 AH-999 AH; c. 1556-1590 CE; known by his pen-name Urfi, or Orfi or Urfi Shirazi (Persian: عرفی شیرازی‎), was a 16th-century Persian poet.[1]

He was born in Shiraz and in his youth, he migrated to India and became one of the poets of the court of Akbar the Great. He is one of the most prominent Persian poets of Indian style.


  1. ^ PAUL LOSENSKY, "ʿORFI ŠIRAZI" in Encyclopaedia Iranica

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