Well, rahim is incomparable 🙂

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Rahim was one of the fabled nine gems in Akbar’s court.  Although a Muslim by birth, Rahim was a devotee of Lord Krishna and wrote poetry dedicated to him. He was also an avid Astrolger, and the writer of two important works in Astrology Khet Kautukam and Dwawishd Yogavali are still popular.

He is well known for his strange manner of giving alms to the poor. He never looked at the person he was giving alms to, keeping his gaze downwards in all humility. When Tulsidas heard about Rahim’s strange method of giving alms, he promptly wrote a couplet and sent it to Rahim:-

ऐसीदेनीदेंनज्यूँ, कितसीखेहोसैन
ज्योंज्योंकरऊंच्योकरो, त्योंत्योंनिचेनैन

“Sir, Why give alms like this? Where’d you learn that?, Your hands are as high as your eyes are low”

Realizing that Tulsidas was well…

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