Persian poet of 17th century ( AD ).
Born in Harat ( modern day Iran ), Nazim spent many years in Jahangirnagar in India. He was a court poet of Beglerbegis of Harat. His greatest work – ” Yusuf u Zulaikha ” , completed in 1661 , was dedicated to one of the Governors– Abbas Kali Khan Shamlu.
This work is an i
mitation of Ferdowsis work of the same name. However, this work became very popular – especially in Central Asia -which is still the case today.
His lyrical Diwan contains many excellent poems and Ghazals – some of which are even sung today by the classically trained singers of Samarkand and Bukhara.