Sheikh Said of Palu or Piran (Kurdî Zazaki: Şêx Seîdê Pîranij, Kurdî Kurmancî: Şêx Seîdê Pîranî) (1865 in Hınıs – June 29, 1925 in Amed) was a Zaza Kurd sheikh of the Sunni order and one of the leaders of Zaza Kurd rebellion, also known as the Sheikh Said Rebellion.
He was originally from Bismil, Çılsütun, but his family moved to today's Dicle district of Diyarbakır Province later moved to Hınıs, Erzurum. He was a revered sheikh of the Naqshbandi school of Sufism.
He was captured in mid-April 1925 and hanged with most of the other rebel leaders after being tricked by Turkish troops, commanded by Ali Riza Artunkal.
His grandson, Abdülmelik Fırat, was a member of parliament. Fırat says that his ancestors were not involved in politics until his grandfather, for they had cordial relations with the Ottoman elite.
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