Sultan Hazrat Syedna Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin Suhrawardi (Rahmatullah Alaih) is a great sufi saint of 12 th century. His mausoleum is located in Penukonda, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Before coming to Penukonda, He was a king of Sistan, a province of Iran, who renounced world for the sake of Allah, in the pursuit of the Almighty he found his Murshid (Spiritual guide) Hazrath Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (Rehmatullah Alaih), who himself was a king who had too renounced the world for the Almighty’s cause, in a place called Tiruchirapalli (Tamilnadu). After serving His Master for 24 years on Master’s command he left to Penukonda for spreading the truth.
Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was given a miswak twig to identify the location and was commanded to stay in the place where it sprouts, a night when Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) entered Penukonda, as a practice, he stuck the twig in the ground and immersed himself in prayer and in the morning he found the twig sprout and decided to make the same place his abode. The miswak twigs planted 800 years ago is still green today in Penukonda dargah.
Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin was bestowed with Sajjadagiri by Tabl-e-Aalam Badshah and it remains in the family of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin. Since Baba was a Qalandar, the dynasty continued by the progeny of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin’s (R.A) brother Hazrat Syed Ali Chillakash, whose son and Khalifa of Baba Fakhruddin was Hazrat Syedna Baba Yusuf Qattal Hussaini Suharwardy (R.A).
Dargah of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) is the abode of various chowks of different Fakirs which includes Rafai, Shah Jalali, Madari,Malang and Banawa. It is regarded as sadar chowk of the Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamilnadu region, its control spans on all the southern region dargahs.
He is revered with full faith and great deity by all religions