CHITRAL

 

The Katur Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1585 - 1630 Muhtaram Shah I [Shah Katur], Mehtar of Chitral, son of Muhammad Beg, educ. privately. Killed his uncle and two of his cousins, with the help of his brother, expelled the ruler of Raisan and established control over Chitral, ca. 1585. Defeated and killed Mahmud bin Shah Nasir, when he returned from Badakhshan and attempted to regain the throne in 1615. Fled when the Raisiya attacked again ca. 1630. He was k. in Gilgit, after 1634, having had issue, seven sons, including:
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Interregnum under the Raisiya.
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Sangin ‘Ali II, Mehtar of Chitral, eldest surviving son of Muhtaram Shah I [Shah Katur], Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. He migrated to Afghanistan after the death of his father, and later took service under the Mughals. Succeeded in raising considerable funds in Delhi, which he used to recruit an army in Swat and invaded Mastuj and Chitral. He expelled the Raisiya and wrested the state from them. He was k. by the Raisiya while out hunting, having had issue, including two sons:
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Mehtar Ghulam Muhammad, Mehtar of Chitral, elder son of Mehtar Sangin ‘Ali II, Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father. m. ca. 1700, the widow of his uncle, Shah Khushwaqt, Mehtar of Yasin and Mastuj. He was k. by his step-son, Shah Alam Khushwaqt, having had issue, a son:
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Shah Alam, Mehtar of Chitral, Yasin and Mastuj, eldest son of Shah Khushwaqt, Mehtar of Yasin and Mastuj, by his wife, a daughter of Muhtaram Shah I [Shah Katur], Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. Killed his step-father and wrested Chitral from him. Succeeded his father as Mehtar of Yasin and Mastuj, ca. 1700. He was k. on the instructions of his maternal uncle, Shah Afzal, having had issue:
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Mehtar Muhammad Shafi, Mehtar of Chitral, younger son of Mehtar Sangin ‘Ali II, Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. Succeeded after the murder of his cousin.
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Interregnum under Shah ‘Abdu’l Kadir bin Mahmud, of the Raisiya dynasty.
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Faramurz Shah, Mehtar of Chitral, Yasin and Mastuj, son of Shah Khushwaqt, Mehtar of Yasin and Mastuj, educ. privately. Seized the state after doing battle with and expelling the Raisiya. He was k. on the instructions of his uncles, Shah Afzal and Shah Fazil.
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Shah Afzal I, Mehtar of Chitral, third surviving son of Muhtaram Shah I [Shah Katur], Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. Played king-maker for a number of years, before finally wresting control over Chitral from his murdered cousin and nephew. m. …(m. second, at Drosh, Khairu’llah Shah Khuswaqte), a ladt from the Raza Khal tribe. He had issue, three sons:
 
Shah Fazil, Mehtar of Chitral, youngest surviving son of Muhtaram Shah I [Shah Katur], Mehtar of Chitral, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother. He was k. by the avenging sons of Shah Afzal, having had issue, including one son and two daughters:
 
1778/1788 Mehtar Muhammad Mukhtaram Shah II [Shah Katur II], Mehtar of Chitral (first time??) - see below.
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