Saʾeb Tabrizi

Saʾeb Tabrizi (d.1592) was the most accomplished Persian poet of his age. The poet laureate of the Safavid court, he spent seven years of his life in voluntary exile at the Mughal courts of India. He is one of the most prolific composers of the ghazal (Persian lyric), with around seventy thousand extant lines of poetry. He is also well known as a distinguished poet of classical Persian poetry’s Indian style, which is characterized by elaborate conceits and labyrinthine poetic images.