He was the mayor of the Ilkhanate palace, in the era of the sultan Abu Sa'id. He was murdered because of the struggle for succession. He was a patron of literature. The sumptuously illustrated Great Mongol Shahnameh, (sometimes identified with the name of Demotte, a dealer who once owned it), was probably made for him.
- The Literary History of Persia, Volume 3 (Edward G. Browne)
- Persian Poetry Poets of the Timurid Period
- Edward Granville Browne. A Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and twenty-five years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
- Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K
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