Makhoom Osman Marwandi Sewastani (r.a.)
Popularly known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
( MAY Allah HAVE MERCY ON HIM)
Birth : 538 A.H, (1143 A.D.)
Death : 650 A.H. (1252 A.D.)
He belonged to syed family. He learned the Holy Qur'an with great dedication and devotion and acquired knowledge of other religious disciplines and, thus, became a profound scholar. All exoteric and esoteric knowledge was gathered in his person. He had a very long life during which Ghznavi rule ended and Ghuris came to power. He became a disciple of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria Multani who made him his lieutenant and also granted him permission to make disciples. He acquired exoteric knowledge from Haba Ibrahim Karhalai also and received numerous blessings by sitting in the company of Hasrat Fariduddin Ganj Shakr and Sheikh saDaruuddin Aarif. He met Bu Ali Shah Qalandar and received spiritual blessing from him as well. Because of his accociation with a good many Godly people, he attained a high spiritual status.. He came to Sindh on the instructions of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar and made Sehwan his headquarters. A large number of people benefited by their association with him. many wayward women repented and asked for Allah's forgiveness for their past deeds and many men of loose character became virtuous. His grave, in Sehwan (Sindh), is visited by the elite as well as the masses.