Muslims rulers and Sufi saints
NUR UDDIN, FAQIR (d. 1852), third son of Ghulam Mohy udDin and the youngest brother of Faqir `Aziz udDin, was one of the prominent Muslim courtiers serving the Sikh sovereign Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his successors. In 1801, when Ranjit Singh assumed the title of Maharaja, Nur udDin was appointed hakim or physician to the court and put in charge of dispensaries in the city of Lahore. He also performed protocol duties on behalf of the State. Foreign travellers such as Moor craft, Jacquemont, Burnes, Wolff, Hugel and Fane, whom he received on behalf of the Maharaja or whom he otherwise met on State occasions, have paid tributes to his outstanding abilities.