Malik Muhammad –

Born in Kum, Iran in 1528. He went to Kashan at an early age and stayed there till the age of 20. He also visited Kazwin where he spent time in the copmay of scholars and writers.

Kummi was much sought after by the Safawid rulers and Persian dignatar


In 1579 he went to Ahmednagar, India, and was patronised by Murtada Naazim. Kummi settled in Bidjapur and became the poet laureate. He also worked with the poet Zuhuri, and they both produced ” Nawras ” , a book of songs attributed to Adil Shah.

Kummi is said to have died in 1616.