Three-day annual urs of Pir Waris Shah begins

The 212th annual three-day urs of Sufi poet Syed Waris Shah has begun in Sheikhupura.


Express July 23, 2010

SHEIKHUPURA: The 212th annual three-day urs of Sufi poet Syed Waris Shah has begun at the Waris Shah Memorial Complex in Jandiala Sher Khan, Sheikhupura.

Pir Waris Shah was born in 1722 and died in 1798. Waris Shah got his early education in a mosque in Jandiala Sher Khan.

He completed his formal education of Dars-e-Nizami in Kasur from Maulvi Ghulam Murtaza Kasuri. Later on, he moved to Pakpattan and stayed at the shrine of Baba Farid for some time.

Besides Heer, he wrote Tasneef Nama, Miraj Nama, Chohery Nama, Dohay and Mahias.

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