Bhagat Bhikhan Ji


Bhagat Bhikhan (1480-1573) was a medieval Indian saint two of whose hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib. Bhagat Bhikhan was the most learnt of the learned men of the time of Emperor Akbar.He was born in a Hindu family at Kakori near Lucknow in present-day Uttar Pradesh state in India. Other sources, such as The Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, describe him as having an Islamic background.Bhagat Bhikhan was a devotee in the tradition of Bhagat Ravidas and Bhagat Dhanna (Ramanandi Sampradaya).His hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib reflect his dedication to the Name of God which he describes as "cure for all ills of the world."