Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 – 1325 AD) also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in India. He was born in Badayun (east of Delhi), though he later settled in Delhi, where his shrine (Nizamuddin Dargah) is still located. His original name was Mohammed. He was the son of Ahmad Dainiyal, who came to Badayun from Ghazani in the year 1234-35. At the age of 20, Nizamuddin went to Ajodhan (the present Pak Pattan in Pakistan) and became the disciple of Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakkar. He was also the spiritual master of Amir Khusro. He died in the forenoon of 3rd April 1325.
Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Delhi’s most famous Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. It is visited daily by many of people of all religions. The tomb of Amir Khusro is also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah Complex
The neighbourhood of Delhi where the mausoleum is located is called “Hazrat Nizamuddin” or simply “Nizamuddin” because of this. It’s divided in two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah Complex and a lively muslim market are situated, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-class residential area situated between the Humayun’s Tomb Complex and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.