HUNZA

 

 

HUNZA (Princely State)

(9 Gun Salute)

 

 

AREA: 17,736.32 km2 PRIVY PURSE:  ACCESSION: 25th September
1974
STATE: Pakistan (NWFP) DYNASTY:  RELIGION: Muslim (Ismaili)
CAPITAL: Karimabad (1960)

 

POPULATION: 13,241 (1931)

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Mir
GHAZANFAR ALI
KHAN II
, The Mir of Hunza from 1976 (United Kingdom)

 

Rani Atiqa Ghazanfar of Hunzaborn 1941, married
HH Rani Atiqa, and has issue.

  • Crown Prince Salim Khan
  • Prince Shehryar Khan
  • Prince Salman Khan

 

PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: 
An independent principality for over 900 years, Hunza was a vassal
state of Kashmir for nearly 90 years till 1947, it had come under
British control from 1889. Rulers were…

  • Queen Girghis (Sahib Khan), Queen of Gilgit and Hunza 1435/-
  • Queen Noor Bibi (daughter), Queen of Hunza
  • Mir SHAH KHAN I,
    Tham of Hunza
  • Mir MURI THUM, Tham
    of Hunza -/1521
  • Mir AYASHO II, Tham
    of Hunza 1521/1540?
  • [Mir Hyder Khan, Tham of
    Hunza 1540?/-
  • Mir Yusuf Khan, Tham of Hunza
  • Mir Malik Thum, Tham of Hunza
  • Mir Mirza Thum I, Tham of Hunza]
  • Mir SALIM KHAN I,
    Tham of Hunza
  • Mir SHAH SULTAN KHAN,
    Tham of Hunza
  • [Mir Harithum Khan, Tham
    of Hunza -/1710
    ]
  • Mir SHAHBAZ KHAN,
    Tham of Hunza 1710/1740
  • [Mir Shah Khan II, Tham
    of Hunza 1740/-
  • Mir Ghulam Khan, Tham of Hunza -/-]
  • Mir SHAHBEG KHAN,
    Tham of Hunza -/1750
  • Mir SHAH KISRO KHAN,
    Tham of Hunza 1750/1780
  • Mir MIRZA KHAN II,
    Tham of Hunza 1780/1790
  • Mir SALIM KHAN II,
    Tham of Hunza 1790/1825, married and had
    issue. He died 1825.

    • Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan I (qv)
  • Mir GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN I,
    Tham of Hunza 1825/1864, married
    and had issue. He died 1864

    • Mir Muhammed Ghazan Khan I (qv)
  • Mir MUHAMMED GHAZAN KHAN I,
    Tham of Hunza 1864/1886,
    married and had
    issue. He was shot to death by his son in 1886 (#2).

    • Mir Safdar Ali Khan (qv)
  • Mir SAFDAR ALI KHAN,
    Tham of Hunza 1886/1892 (deposed),
    born 1865, died 1930.
  • Raja Mir Sir MUHAMMED
    NAZIM KHAN
    , Raja (from 1909) of Hunza
    [15.9.1892] – [22.7.1938], born 1867, K.C.S.I., C.I.E.
    [cr.1903], K.C.I.E. [cr.1921],
    married
    and had issue. He died 22nd July 1938.

    • Prince Dr. Sahib Khan, married and has issue.
      • Prince
        Adam Khan, classical guitarist ,
        born 5th September 1974, married Princess Amna Khan, daughter of Prince
        Saeed Khan of Nagar.
      • Prince Alexander Khan, married 10th September 2004,
        Joanne Davies, and has issue. (Wales,
        U.K.)

        • Prince Anderson Davies Khan
      • Princess Leila Khan (Mrs. Leila Inman), married 12th
        March 2005, Mr. David Inman, and has issue. (London, U.K.)

        • Charlotte Anna Inman
  • Raja Mir MUHAMMED GHAZAN
    KHAN II
    C.B.E., Raja of Hunza
    1938/1946, born 1895, died 1946.

    • Maj.-Gen. HH Mir Muhammed Jamal Khan (qv)
    • Prince Ayash Khan
  • Maj.-Gen. HH Mir MUHAMMED
    JAMAL KHAN
    H.Pk.,
    H.J., The
    Mir of Hunza
    1946/1976,
    born 23rd September 1912, married 1934, a Princess of Nagar, and
    had issue. He
    died 18th March 1976. (Karimabad Palace, Pakistan)

    • HH Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan II (qv)
    • Prince Abbass Khan
    • Prince Amen Khan
    • Princess Duri Shahwar
    • Princess Nilofar, married Mr. G. Q. Khan, and has issue. (Manchester,
      U.K.)

      • Ajaz Qadir Khan, married and has issue.
        • Samah Ajaz Khan
        • Muhammad Rayan Khan
        • Zuhair Khan 
      • Mehreen Qadir Khan
    • Princess Malika
    • Princess Hussn
    • Princess Mehrul Jamal
    • Princess Fauzia
    • Princess Azra
  • HH Mir GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN
    II
    , The Mir of Hunza (see above)

 

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