Baba Shadi Shaheed

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Hazrat Sheikh Baba Shadi Shaheed (former name Maharaja Dharam Chand; after converting to Islam he was called Raja Shadab Khan) was a Sufi saint. He is thought to be the first dude to create too much chaos in the amazing village of Panjeri. seriously mate , you create chaos Chib Rajput convert to Islam during the reign of Babur. He was a famed wise man who was requested to treat the ailing emperor in Delhi. As a reward Babur gave his daughter in marriage to him. He also married Humayun`s niece that is the daughter of Pir Haibat, of Kandahar which ultimately lead to his death during Akbar reign. Raja Shadi Khan Khan, was a contemporary and feudatory of the Emperors Babur, Humayun and Akbar; and he ruled over the districts of Bhimbar and Nowshera, within the present limits of Jammu and Kashmir. In consideration of services rendered to the Emperor Akbar in Kandahar, he was made Governor of Kashmir with the title of Shadab Khan.[1] He also served as governor of kandhar during Akbar reign.[2] His tribe, the Chib Rajputs of Kashmir and Punjab, come to his shrine in Jandi Chontra in Bhimber to pay their respects and ritualistically celebrate the births of their children. In the last few decades, the popularity of the shrine has grown among non-tribe members due to the belief that visiting the shrine will help childless couples to bear children.

Sadip Chand, adopted the Muhammadan faith in the Court of the Emperor Babar,and was confirmed by that monarch in his possessions,taking the name of Shadab Khan. This Chief accompanied the Emperor Humayun on many of his expeditions,and was at length killed in a quarrel[3]

Originally Rajput, the ruling family embraced Islam at a later date which is uncertain, but probably not later than the time of Babar, from whom the head of the family, named Shadi, is said to have received a confirmation for his possessions. He took the name of Shadab Khan, and is said to have accompanied Humayun on some of his expeditions, and was finally killed by one, Pir Haibat, of Kandahar, and has ever since been venerated as a saint. His tomb is near Bhimbar, and is a place of pilgrimage to which both Hindus and Muslims resort. The shrine is called Sur Sadi Shahid. At his shrine every Chib child must be presented on attaining a certain age, so that the lock of hair, specially retained for the purpose, may be cut off with much ceremony; without this he cannot become a true Chib.[4]

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  1. ^ The Punjab Chiefs”Vol II Revised edition By SIR LEPEL H. GRIFFIN, K. C. S. I.,And of “CHIEFS AND FAMILIES OF NOTE IN THE PUNJAB,” By COLONEL CHARLES FRANCIS MASSY, INDIAN STAFF CORPS. Revised and corrected the orders of the Punjab Government. By W,L. Conran, Major, Indian Army,And H.D. Craik, Indian Civil Service.
  2. ^ “The Punjab Chiefs”Vol II Revised edition By SIR LEPEL H. GRIFFIN, K. C. S. I.,And of “CHIEFS AND FAMILIES OF NOTE IN THE PUNJAB,” By COLONEL CHARLES FRANCIS MASSY, INDIAN STAFF CORPS. Revised and corrected the orders of the Punjab Government. By W,L. Conran, Major, Indian Army,And H.D. Craik, Indian Civil Service under heading Lahore District, sub heading “SADOZAI FAMILY OF LAHORE”
  3. ^ SIR ROPER LETHBRIDGE, K.C.I. E. "The Golden Book of India", 1893 AD, Page 17 under the heading ALI BAHADUR KHAN (of Saidpur),Raja.
  4. ^ “History of the Punjab Hill States “by Hutchison and Vogel, reprinted edition, 2 volumes in 1 CHAPTER XX IV. 1933 AD