Baba Farid

Baba Farid was a 12th century Sufi preacher and saint of Punjab. He is recognised as the first acclaimed poet of the Punjabi language.

Also known as Sheikh Farid, a number of his verses were included by Guru Nanak in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs.

Baba Farid is revered by Southasia's Muslims and Sikhs alike.

Bhai Ravinder Singh the Ragi from the Golden Temple, Amritsar, sings Farida Dariya Ve Kanne Bagula.

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Selected Saloks (verses) of Baba Farid are recited here by Satvinder Singh and Harvinder Singh.

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Jagjit Singh's songs of Baba Farid's verses from the Guru Granth Sahib are accessible here.

Recitations of Baba Farid's verses are also available here.

Here is Amir Rafiq Qawwal singing (in Punjabi) in praise of Baba Farid, Pak Patan Ke Raja, "Oh King of Pak Patan", referring to the place (Pak Patan in present day Pakistan) which Baba Farid made his abode.

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