KALAT

 

KALAT (Princely State)

(17 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 141,706.67 km2 REVENUE: 1,533,000Rs ACCESSION: 14th October 1955
STATE: Pakistan (Baluchistan) DYNASTY: Kambarani (Ahmadzai
segment)
RELIGION: Muslim (Sunni)
CAPITAL: Kalat Town POPULATION: 314,363 (1931)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Beglar
Begi Mir
AGHA SULEIMAN JAN
, present Khan of Kalat since 1998.

 

 

born about 1967.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded
in 1638, the state acceded to Pakistan on 27th March 1948 and ceased to
exist on 14th October 1955. In 1947 The Khan proclaimed the
Independence of Kalat Kingdom
(2.8.1947-27.3.1948), but he was forced to sign the instrument of
accession
to Pakistan on 27th March 1948. The Khan’s brother led an insurgency
against Pakistan by invading Baluchistan, he was arrested and jailed
for 10 years from 1948. Now the present De-Jure Khan is fighting
his case in the International Court in The Hague for Independence.
His Highness the Wali of Kalat maintains a military force of 300
cavalry,
1500 infantry, and 6 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 21 guns
(including 2 guns personal) (as of 1892). Rulers were…

  • Mir HASAN KHAN MIRWARI,
    1st Khan of Kalat 1638/1666
  • Mir AHMED KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1666/1695
  • Mir MEHRAB KHAN I,
    Khan of Kalat in 1695
  • Mir SAMANDER KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1695/1714
  • Mir ABDULLAH KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1714/1734 and 1st
    Beglerbegi of Baluchistan 1730/1738,
    died 1738.
  • Mir MUHABAT KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1734/1749, born 1698, he
    was granted the
    title of Beglar
    Begi

    by Shahanshah Nadir Shah in 1739. He died 1739.
  • Mir HUSAIN NASIR KHAN I,
    Khan of Kalat
    1749/1794 or 1739/1795, born 1717, he became embroiled in wars with the
    King of Kabul, Ahmad Shah Abdali,
    and later on became a trusted leader of that monarch’s troops, married
    and had issue. He died 1794 or 1795.

    • Mir Beglar Begi Mahmud Khan I (qv)
  • Mir Beglar Begi MAHMUD
    KHAN I
    , Khan of Kalat 1794/1831 and
    5th Beglerbegi of Baluchistan
    1795/1839, born 1781, died 1839.
  • Mir Beglar Begi MEHRAB
    KHAN II
    , Wali of Kalat 1831/1839 and
    6th Beglerbegi of Baluchistan
    in 1839, born 1795, died 1846/1869.
  • Mir Beglar Begi SHAH NAWAZ
    KHAN
    , Wali of Kalat and 7th
    Beglerbegi of Baluchistan 1839/1840
  • Mir Beglar Begi HUSAIN
    NASIR KHAN II
    , Wali of Kalat and 8th
    Beglerbegi of Baluchistan
    1840/1857, born 1836, died 1857.
  • HH Beglar Begi Mir Sir
    MUHAMMED KHUDADAD KHAN
    G.C.S.I.,
    C.I.E., (brother), Wali of Kalat
    1857/1893 and 9th Beglerbegi of Baluchistan 1856/1857 and
    1864/1889,
    born 1838 (#1), he
    succeeded to the gadi in
    1857, he had an interview with the Viceroy of India (Lord Lytton)
    in 1876 at Jacobabad, when the treaty of 1854 was renewed and extended,
    he attended the Imperial Assemblage at
    Delhi in 1877, on the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Majesty as
    Empress of India, and was created a Knight Grand Commander of the Most
    Exalted Order of the Star of India (G.C.S.I.), throughout the Afghan
    war of
    1878-79 the Wali rendered the most valuable aid to the Government by
    placing all the resources of his state at its disposal, and sending
    his son and heir-apparent to accompany the General in command of the
    army passing through his territory, married and had issue. He died 1893.
  • HH Mir ABDURRAHMAN KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat
    1857/1863, born 1845, died 1863.
  • HH Mir SHER DIL KHAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1863/1864
    or in 1863 (deposed), born 1846, died May 1864.
  • HH Beglar Begi Mir Sir
    MAHMUD KHAN BAHADUR II
    G.C.I.E.,
    C.I.E., Khan of
    Kalat
    1893/1931 and 10th Beglerbegi of Baluchistan 1889/1939, born 1864 or
    1875, G.C.I.E.
    [cr.1894], C.I.E. [cr.1878], died 3rd November 1931 or 1935/1939.
  • HH Beglar Begi Nawab
    Bahadur Mir Sir MUHAMMED AZAM JAN KHAN

    G.C.I.E., 1931/1933, born 1876, he was granted the title of Nawab
    Bahadur, married
    and had issue. He died 10th September 1933.

    • Capt. HH Beglar Begi Mir Sir Ahmed Yar Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Mir Abdul Karim Baloch, youngest son, educated
      in Karachi,
      served as the
      governor
      of Makran province until March 1948, led the first Baloch national
      resistance
      against the military occupation of Pakistan, arrested and imprisoned in
      June 1948, founded Ustman Gal
      (People’s Party) and took part in the
      formation
      of the National Awami Party, he worked as the head of the branch of the
      ‘Sindhi, Baloch and Pakhtun front’ in Balochistan. He died 1986.
  • HH Mir HUSAIN NASIR KHAN
    III
    , Khan of Kalat
    1933/1956, born 1903, died 1956.
  • Capt. HH Beglar Begi Mir
    Sir AHMED YAR KHAN
    G.C.I.E., Khan
    of Kalat
    1933/1979 and and 12th Beglerbegi of Baluchistan in 1956,
    born 1904, Khan-e
    A`zam
    of the Baluchistan States Union 1952/1955, married and had
    issue. He died 1979.

    • HH Khan-i-Azam Mir Muhammad Daud Jan (qv)
  • HH Khan-i-Azam Mir DAUD JAN,
    Khan of Kalat 1979/1998, born
    1940, married and had issue, two sons. He died
    in January 1998.

    • HH Beglar Begi Khan-i-Azam Mir Agha Suleiman Jan (qv)
    • Khanzada Jawad Ali Khan, born 1974 in London, a
      practising barrister.
  • HH Khan-i-Azam Mir AGHA
    SULEIMAN JAN
    , Khan of Kalat (see above)

 

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

 

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