Farid-ud-din Masud Ganjshakar (1173–1266) is commonly known as Baba Sheikh Farid or Baba Farid. He was a 12th-century Sufi preacher and saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. He was born at Kothiwal village, 10 km from Multan ( Pakistan ) to Jamal-ud-din Suleiman and Maryam Bibi (Qarsum Bibi). He is generally recognized as the first major poet of the Punjabi language and is considered one of the great saints of the Punjab. He is one of the fifteen Sikh bhagats and selections from his work are included in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. His poetry in Sri Guru Granth Sahib includes four Shabads (hymns) and 112 Shlokas. He is respected equally among Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs.