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Hakīm Abul-Qāsim Ferdowsī Tūsī (Persian: حکیم ابوالقاسم فردوسی توسی‎, most commonly known as Ferdowsi (فردوسی) ; also spelled as Firdausi or Firdusi; 935 – 1025 CE), was a highly revered Persian poet. He is the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and the Persian-speaking world.

the baloch troops who faught for Astyages or Kai Khusrau in (585-550) BC were wearing helmets with cocks comb crest,they got the nickname of the baloch.while listing the warriors of Kai Khusrau,Firdousi mentioned the baloch under the comand of general Ashkash As follows :

next after gustaham came shrewd askash
endowed with prudent heart and ready brain,his
his troop was from the wanderers of the koch and
baloch wearing exalted cocks comb crests very rams
to fight,no one had seen their backs in the battle or
one of their fingers bare of armour,their banner was a
pard with claws projecting,akash felicitated Kai
khusrau at large upon the happy turn of fortune

Shahnama -e- Firdousi




Ferdowsi described the baloch as part of the army of cambyses (siahwash),son of kai kaouse of the Achaemenid Dynasty


BALOCH WERE PART OF MILITARY FORCES OF EMPEROR CYRUS ,XERXES AND cambyses Achaemenid Empire
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the Baloch troops who fought for Astyages of Kai Khosrow in 585-550 BC were wearing helmets with a rooster's crest, . While listing the warriors of Kai Khosrow of Achaemenid empire, Firdowsi mentioned the Baloch in Shahnameh ("The Book of Kings") under the command of general Ashkash As follows:

Next after gustaham came shrewd askash
Endowed with prudent heart and ready brain,
his troop was from the wanderers of the koch and
Baloch wearing exalted roosters comb crests very rams
To fight,no one had seen their backs in the battle or
One of their fingers bare of armour,their banner was a
Pard with claws projecting,akash felicitated Kai
Khusrau at large upon the happy turn of fortune

— Firdowsi, Shahnameh

Ferdowsi described the Baloch as part of the army of Cambyses (Siahwash), son of Kay Khosrow of the Achaemenid Dynasty.
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