Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

Sufi saint, philosopher and poet

Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi (1149–1299), better-known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar , was a Sufi poet from Afghanistan.[1] He belonged to the Suhrawardi order of Sufis. He shifted from Afghanistan and went and settled in Sindh area of India (now in Pakistan).[2] His shrine in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh,Pakistan, is still visited by many people. [3]

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  1. Sarah Ansari (1971) Sufi Saints and Pirs of Sindh, 1843–1947. Lahore: Vanguard Books, 1971, p 87, 88, 89
  2. Ansari, 88-89
  3. I A Rashid, Note on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. in Story of Pakistan. 6 March 2004.