Find another word for fakir. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fakir, like: dervish, holy beggar, yogi, mendicant and ascetic.
This Mahommedan soldier-adventurer, who, followed by his son Tippoo, became the most formidable Asiatic rival the British ever encountered in India, was the great-grandson of a fakir or wandering ascetic of Islam, who had found his way from the Punjab to Gulburga in the Deccan, and the second son of a naik or chief constable at Budikota, near Kolar in Mysore.
FAKIR (from Arabic faqir, " poor"), a term equivalent to Dervish or Mahommedan religious mendicant, but which has come to be specially applied to the Hindu devotees and ascetics of India.
Modern primitive cultural leaders included Fakir Musafar, who promoted modern primitivism as an offshoot of the 1970's punk subculture.
January onwards The Fakir of Ipi makes repeated attempts to foment unrest against British colonial rule in India's North-West Frontier Province.