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Our 23rd Holy Pir Shams

Our 23rd Holy Pir Shams was born in Subzwar, Iran. His father was Hazrat Pir Sahebdin and mother's name was Fatima binte Sayyed Abdul Hadi. Our 29th Imam Kassim Shah appointed Pir Shams to propagate (Dawat) the Ismaili faith outside Iran. Pir Shams reached Badakshan, Ghazni, Kashmir and many other places in Hindustan. Pir Shams was also known as Pir Shams Subzwar because he spent part of his life in that place. In Ginans he has also been called Pir Shams Chot (because he had long hair which he tied as chotli). Pir Shams composed many ginans and granths. He passed away in the year 757 AH/1356 AD in Multan in Punjab, Pakistan

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