CHITRAL

 

 

 

CHITRAL (Princely State)

 

(11 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 11,655 km2 PRIVY PURSE: xx ACCESSION:  28th July 1969
STATE: Pakistan (Frontier State) DYNASTY: Katur RELIGION: Muslim
POPULATION: 107,000 (1951)

 

 

 

PRESENT RULER:  HH
Mehtar MUHAMMED SAIF ul-MULK NASIR, THe Mehtar and Badshah of Chitral
since 14th October 1954.

 

 

born 1950, married HH Khonza Begum
Ismat, grand-daughter
of Nawab Mir Muhammed Farid Khan of Amb,
and has issue, two sons and two daughters.

  • Shahzada Fateh ul-Mulk Ali Nasir,
    born
    27th November
    1983.
  • Shahzada Hammad ul-mulk Nasir

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Founded
in 1585 by Shah Katur, after whom the dynasty takes its name. He was
purportedly
a descendant of Genghis Khan. Feudatory to Badakshan 1634/1712.
Acceeded to Pakistan (the 1st
State to do so) in 1947, Rulers
were…

  • Mehtar SANGIN ALI KHAN I -/1570
  • Mehtar SHAH KATUR 1570/1585
  • Mehtar MUHTARAM SHAH I 1585/1615 and 1620/1630 (fled), died
    1634.
  • Mehtar MAHMUD 1615/1620
OCCUPIED BY
BADAKSHAN 1630/1712
  • Mehtar SANGIN ALI KHAN II [Sangalli] 1712/1745
  • Mehtar GHULAM MUHAMMAD BEG 1745/1750 or -/1700
  • Mehtar SHAH ALAM 1750/1775 or 1700/-
  • Mehtar MUHAMMAD SHAFI -/-
INTERREGNUM
-/1755
  • Mehtar FARAMARZ SHAH 1775/1790 or 1755/1770, Ruler
    of Yasin and Mastuj, died
    1790.
  • Mehtar SHAH AFZAL I 1790/1795 or 1770/1775
  • Mehtar SHAH FADL [Shah Fazil] 1795/1798 or 1775/1778
  • Mehtar NAWAZ KHAN 1798/1809 or 1788/1798 and
    1818/182x or 1817/1833
  • Mehtar SHAH KHAIRALLAH KUSHQTE 1798/1817
  • Mehtar MUHTARAM SHAH II 1809/1818 or 1778/1788
    and
    1833/1837, died 1841.
  • Mehtar AMAN al-MULK I 182x/1833
  • Mehtar MUHTARAM SHAH III
    1833/1837
  • Mehtar SHAH MUHAMMAD AFZAL II 1837/1853,
    married
    and had issue.
    He died 1853.

    • Mehtar MUHTARAM SHAH IV (qv)
    • Mehtar SHAH MUHAMMAD AMAN al-MULK II (qv)
    • Mehtar SHIR AFZAL KHAN (qv)
  • Mehtar MUHTARAM SHAH IV 1853/1857,
    died
    1857/1858.
  • Mehtar SHAH MUHAMMAD AMAN al-MULK II 1858/1892,
    born 1820, married (amongst
    others), a daughter of Asmar Khan, an Afghan Prince, and had issue,
    about
    25 sons and 47 daughters. He died 30th August 1892.

    • HH Mehtar Sir MUHAMMAD SHUJA al-MULK (by
      the
      Afghani Princess)(qv)
    • Mitarjao Bahram al-Mulk, married
      and
      had issue. He
      died 1892.

      • Shahzada Eram al-Mulk
    • Mitarjao Shah Mulk, died 1892.
    • Mitarjao Wazir al-Mulk, died 1892.
    • Mehtar MUHAMMAD AFZAL al-MULK (qv)
    • Mehtar MUHAMMAD NIZAM al-MULK (qv)
    • Mehtar MUHAMMAD AMIR al-MULK (by the
      Afghani
      Princess) (qv)
    • Mitarjao Amin al-Mulk
    • Daughter, married Miangul Abdul
      Khaliq of Swat.
  • Mehtar MUHAMMAD AFZAL al-MULK, Mehtar of Chitral
    [30.8.1892] – [1.12.1892],
    born 1875, died 1st December 1892.
  • Mehtar SHIR AFZAL KHAN, Mehtar of Chitral [1.12.1892] –
    [12.12.1893] (deposed), born 1873, died 1923.
  • Mehtar MUHAMMAD NIZAM al-MULK, Mehtar of Chitral
    [12.12.1893] – [1.1.1895], born 1874, assasinated
    1st January
    1895 at Broz near Chitral City.
  • Mehtar MUHAMMAD AMIR al-MULK, Mehtar of Chitral [1.1.1895]
    – [1.5.1895] (deposed),
    born 1876, died 1924.
  • HH Mehtar Sir MUHAMMAD SHUJA al-MULK K.C.I.E., Mehtar of
    Chitral
    [1.5.1895] – [13.10.1936],
    born 1881,
    C.I.E. [cr.1903], K.C.I.E. [cr.1919], married 4 wives and had 4
    concubines,
    by whom he had issue, 15 sons and 5 daughters. He died 13th October
    1936.

    • Major HH Mehtar Sir MUHAMMED
      NASIR
      al-MULK (qv)
    • Shahzada Hisam al-Mulk, Governor
      of
      Drosh.
    • Shahzada Mata al-Mulk
    • Shahzada Khushwakht al-Mulk, born
      1913, married and
      has issue.

      • Shahzada Siraj ul-Mulk
      • Shahzada Sekander ul-Mulk
    • HH Mehtar MUHAMMED MUZAFFAR
      al-MULK I
      (qv)
    • Shahzada Burhan ud-Din, born
      1915,
      died July 1995
      or 1996.
  • Major HH Mehtar Sir MUHAMMED NASIR
    al-MULK K.C.I.E., Mehtar of Chitral [13.10.1936] – [29.6.1943],
    born 29th September 1897, K.C.I.E., married 1stly (….), married
    2ndly,
    1939 daughter of Nawab SHAH JAHAN KHAN of Dhir
    and had issue, two daughters. He died 29th June (or July) 1943 in
    Chitral.

    • Daughter (by 1st wife), married
      June
      1949, HH Mehtar
      SAIF ar-RAHMAN of Chitral (qv)
  • HH Mehtar MUHAMMED MUZAFFAR al-MULK, Mehtar of Chitral
    [29.6.1943] – [7.1.1949], married
    the daughter of Sayyid Lais Shahzada and had issue. He died 7th January
    1949.

    • HH Mehtar SAIF ar-RAHMAN (qv)
    • Shahzada Asad ar-Rahman, born 1928, Regent of Chitral
      [14.10.1954] – [xx.5.1966], died 2005.
  • HH Mehtar SAIF ar-RAHMAN 1949/1954,
    Mehtar of Chitral [7.1.1949] – [14.10.1954], born 1926, married June
    1949, the daughter of Major HH Mehtar Sir MUHAMMED NASIR al-MULK of
    Chitral
    (see above), and has issue. He died 14th October 1954

    • HH Mehtar MUHAMMED NASIR SAIF
      ul-MULK
      (qv)
  • HH Mehtar MUHAMMED NASIR SAIF ul-MULK
    (see above)

The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully
acknowledged, January 2011.

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