- A disciple of Khwaja Chisti of Ajmer, a great Chisti saint of India and a contemporary of Iltutmish, lies buried Bakhtiya Kaki near Qutab Minar in Mehrauli. This structure, the oldest in Delhi and located near the Qutab Minar, was a favourite with later Mughal emperors as their resting place. Phoolwalon ki Sair is a great occasion to be here for. The Phoolwalon ki sair is one wonderful occaison so see the composite secular culture of India. Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki was born in 569 A.H. in a town called Aush or Awash in Mawar-un-Nahar (Transoxania). His name was Bakhtiyar and titles were Qutub-Ul-Aqtab (Chief of the great saints) and the Qutub-ul-Islam (Chief of Islam). Like his teacher and guide (Khawaja Moin-uddin Chisti) he was Hussain Syed and descendant of Imam Husain. His father, Syed Kamal-uddin, was a resident of the town Uosh in the region of Mavraul Nehr. When Khawaja Bakhtiyar Ka'aki made Delhi his place of residence and renounced all worldly things and remained busy in prayer and meditation, his dependents lived the life of extreme penury and poverty. His wife arranged for food and sometimes borrowed money form the wife of the grocer, Sharafuddin. One day the wife of the grocer taunted her, "If we do not lend you money, your children would die of hunger." When he came to know of it, he asked her not to borrow any money form her but to take out the required number of Ka'aki (a kind of bread) from the alcove in his room and give them to the children to eat. From this he came to be known as Ka'aki. A place visited by thousands of pilgrims, muslims, hindus, sikhs and christians from all over India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to seek his blessings.
- The description was provided by Suez Akram
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