PĀKPAṬAN, a tahsīl town in Sāhīwāl (Montgomery) district of Pakistan is known for the tomb of the famous Sūfī saint Shaikh Farīd ud-Dīn Shakargañj (1173-1266). Gurū Nānak visited Pākpatan during his travels through that part of the country. At the time of that visit he fell into a discourse with his successor, Farīd II, at a place which is now marked by Gurdwārā Nānaksar, about six kilometres to the west of the town, commemorating the Gurū's visit. Gurū Nānak's birth anniversary continued to be marked as a religious fair here until the partition of the country in 1947.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)