Bedam Shah Warsi- The Khusro of Waris Ali Shah

Bedam Shah Warsi (1879-1936) recognised as Khusro of Waris Ali Shah was an Urdu poet from Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

Early life

Bedam Shah Warsi was Born in Etawah in 1879. At 16, Shah first visited Deva to Haji Waris Ali Shah and became his disciple. His birth name was Ghulam Hussain,. Shah received Ahram on the same day from the blessed hands of his mentor Haji Waris Ali Shah. It is said Shah received the same honor that Amir Khusro had at Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia's court in Delhi.


Hazrat Bedam Shah’s 14 poems collection (Diwan) was published during his lifetime. It is said that sufiana Mahfil is incomplete without the kalam of Hazrat Bedam Shah Warsi.

His famous couplets include

* ''Be khud ki ye dete hain

Andaz Hijaban ''.

* '' Dene wala tujhe dena hai to itna de de

Ki mujhe Shikwa e kotahi e daman ho jaaye''.

*''Haq Ali Haq.

Hazrat Bedam Shah, who spread the message of Sufism with his Kalam, received Ahram from the blessed hands of Waris Ali Shah.Bedam Shah Warsi spread Sufi philosophy through his Ghazals, Rubaiyat, Naat Sharif, Salam and Hamd. His Sufiyana Kalam still dominate the people’s soul in Pakistan and Dubai and other Islamic countries, including India.

On 24 November 1936, Bedam Shah Warsi united with Allah. He was buried near his master’s grave in Deva, according to his will. Shrine of Bedam Shah Warsi attracts devotees from religions. 


1. Website

"कविताओं से दुनिया में फैलाया गुरु का संदेश". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 2020-09-27.



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