PAKPATAN, a tahsil town in Sahiwal (Montgomery) district of Pakistan, is known for the tomb of the famous Sufi saint Shaikh Farid ud Din Shakarganj (1173-1266). Guru Nanak visited Pakpatan during his travels through that part of the country. At the time of that visit he fell into a discourse with his successor, Farid II, at a place which is now marked by Gurdwara Nanaksar, about six kilometres to the west of the town, commemorating the Guru`s visit. Guru Nanak`s birth anniversary continued to be marked as a religious fair here until the partition of the country in 1947.
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