Early in his life, the fame of his accomplishments reached the ear of the Samanid Nasr II ibn Ahmad, the ruler of Khorasan and Transoxiana, who invited the poet to his court.Rudaki became his daily companion, amassed great wealth, and become highly honored.


He was also very adept singer and instrumentalist (Harp).

The common opinion was that Rudaki was born blind or was blind from his childhood.

However, some of early biographies, like Samani and Nezami Aruzi do not emphasis his blindness as natural-born.

Ādam ul-Shoara or Adam of Poets), also written as Rudagi (858 - c.

941), was a Persian poet, and is regarded as the first great literary genius of the Modern Persian, who composed poems in the "New Persian" alphabet.

Rudaki is considered a founder of Persian classical literature.

His poetry contains many of the oldest genres of Persian poetry including the quatrain.

Rudaki was born in 858 in Rudak (Panjrud), a village located in the Samanid Empire which is now Panjakent, located in modern-day Tajikistan but was part of Iran at that time.

Even though most of his biographers assert that he was completely blind, some early biographers are silent about this or do not mention him as being born blind.

His accurate knowledge and description of colors, as evident in his poetry, renders this assertion very doubtful.

He was the court poet to the Samanid ruler Nasr II (914–943) in Bukhara, although he eventually fell out of favour; his life ended in poverty.

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