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Bilgrāmī, ʿAbd al-Jalīl (1071–1138/1660–1725), Persian-speaking poet from the Indian subcontinent. His father Mīr Sayyid Aḥmad (d. 1096/1685) was a prominent figure and a renowned ascetic of the period (Khushgū, 3/155). ʿAbd al-Jalīl was born in Bilgrām (now in Uttar Pradesh), a dependency of Shāhābād in Qanūj (Khushgū, 3/155; Ṣiddīq Khān Ḥasan, 238; Raḥmān ʿAlī, 108). He was a descendant of Wāsiṭī sayyids (descendants of the Prophet Muḥammad) who migrated to Bilgrām in around 614/1217 (Rieu, 3/963).

Bilgrāmī began his primary educ…

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Esmailzadeh, Tahereh and Negahban, Farzin, “Bilgrāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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