Works of Hakim Nizam al-Din Ahmad Gilan
Hakim Nizam al-Din Ahmad Gilan has authored several books. He is known to have pen down books on almost all subjects that includes philosophy, logic, poetry, literature, natural sciences, religion and medicine. His writings were compiled in two books Shyra-i Danish and Auraq-i-Danish wa Binish or Majmua-i Hakim al-Mulk. These books have been written in both Persian and Arabic languages in the early period of his life. Another noteworthy work of the Hakim is the Hadiqat al-Salatin. The book reflects the history of Qutb Shahi dynasty written in Persian language. Four manuscripts of this book are still extant in the British Museum, India Office Library at London and office of the Archaeological Department, New Delhi.
Hakim Nizam al-Din Ahmad Gilan was also an expert architect and town planner. He is known to have built a locality known as Hakim pat (now Hakimpet). The locality, a living memory of his art, is at a magnificent mountain resort built in the northern part of Golcunda fort. He also built a castle called Qasr-i Jabal on the hill top. Ahmad Gilan had named it as Jabal-i nur (Mountain of Light). The castle depicts an amalgamation of Iranian and Indian architecture.
Hakim Nizam al-Din Ahmad Gilan, a renowned author, expert physician and a distinguished architect died in 1649 A.D. in Golcunda.