Pandit Taba Ram Turki (1776–1847 CE, 1833 - 1904 Bikrami) lived at Rainawari, Srinagar and wrote Persian poetry under the pen name (takhalus) of Betab. Betab made an important contribution to the Persian poetry and he commanded great respect among the poets of Kashmir of his time. Betab was an exceptional poet whose Persian poetry reached as far as Central Asia. Some critics have rated Betab's works at par with the Shahnama of Firdausi. Betab was also proficient with reading and writing Arabic. * in Kashmiri language Taba is a short name for Aftab (meaning Sun in Persian)

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  • Pandit Taba Ram Turki (1776–1847 CE, 1833 - 1904 Bikrami) lived at Rainawari, Srinagar and wrote Persian poetry under the pen name (takhalus) of Betab. Betab made an important contribution to the Persian poetry and he commanded great respect among the poets of Kashmir of his time. Betab was an exceptional poet whose Persian poetry reached as far as Central Asia. Some critics have rated Betab's works at par with the Shahnama of Firdausi. Betab was also proficient with reading and writing Arabic. Mulla Mohammad Taufiq Kashmiri, another popular Persian poet of the era who lived near Jama Masjid area of Srinagar and wrote under takhalus Taufiq was a contemporary of Betab. Betab was a frequent visitor to the Court (Durbar) of Pandit , who was also a gifted poet and wrote under takhalus Farukh. Betab's comprehensive collection (Diwan) of poems was first published fourteen (14) years after his death in 1861 CE. * in Kashmiri language Taba is a short name for Aftab (meaning Sun in Persian) (en)
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  • Pandit Taba Ram Turki (1776–1847 CE, 1833 - 1904 Bikrami) lived at Rainawari, Srinagar and wrote Persian poetry under the pen name (takhalus) of Betab. Betab made an important contribution to the Persian poetry and he commanded great respect among the poets of Kashmir of his time. Betab was an exceptional poet whose Persian poetry reached as far as Central Asia. Some critics have rated Betab's works at par with the Shahnama of Firdausi. Betab was also proficient with reading and writing Arabic. * in Kashmiri language Taba is a short name for Aftab (meaning Sun in Persian) (en)
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