Rudaki

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Abu Abdullah Jafar ibn Mohammad ibn Hakim ibn Abdurrahman ibn Adam Rudaki Samarghandi (859 - c. 941) (Persian: ابوعبدالله جعفربن محمد بن حکیم بن عبدالرحمن بن آدم رودکی سمرقندی) or Rudaki was a Persian poet. He was born in Panjakent, Tajikistan and lived in Samarghand. Rudaki translated the old Indian fable book Panchatantra into Persian verse. His poems are collected in diwan.