Famous Personalities of India : Amir Khusrau
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Khusrau, Amir (1253-1325), was an Indian author, poet, and linguist. His name is sometimes spelled Khusro. Khusrau was born in the village of Patiali, in the Etah district of what is now the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He was fluent in Persian and knew Arabic and Turkish as well as his native Hindi. By the age of 20 he was already famous for his literary prowess and fine reading voice. He enjoyed royal patronage from many rulers. He wrote histories, romances, verse, and riddles, and compiled a Hindi-Persian dictionary. His lyrics are still popular in India.

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