MURSHIDABAD

 

The Afshar Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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Nawab 'Aqil Khan [Mir Muhammad Askari], a native of Khawaf, in Khorasan and a descendant of 'Ali Yar Sultan Afshar, Governor of Farah during the reign of Shah Tahmasp Safawi. Migrated to India during the reign of Shah Jahan and entered the Mughal service as an officer in the Wala Shahi Household Cavalry, prom. Bakshi to Prince Aurangzeb, Faujdar of Miyan Doab 1659-1663, prom. to an Imperial mansab of 2,000 zat and 700 sowar 1665, Supt of the Privy Chamber (Ghusalkhana) 1665-1672, prom to 2,500 zat 1668, Bakhshi-i-Tan (Supt of Grants) 1680-1682, Subadar of Delhi 1682-1695. A poet under the nom de plume of "Razi". He d. before 19th July 1697 (or 1108 AH), having had issue, two sons and a daughter:
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Shah Quli Khan [Mirza Muhammad Madani]. b. before 26th August 1661, from the Afshar tribe and a distant relative of Nasiri Banu Begum, wife of Mu'tamad ul-Mulk, 'Ala ud-Daula, Nawab Ja'afar Khan Bahadur Nasiri, Nasir Jang. Silanchi (Supt. of Goldware) to Prince Muhammad 'Azam Shah-i-'Ali Jah until 1707, then entered the service of Shuja Khan at Cuttack. m. (first) … Begum (b. before 19th October 1656; d. at Murshidabad, before 14th February 1744, bur. Khusbagh), daughter of Nawab 'Aqil Khan. m. (second) … Begum . He d. at Rajmahal, before 24th June 1732, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
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