CHITRAL

 

The Katur Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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Copyright© H.H. The Mehtar of Chitral1895 - 1936 H.H. Mehtar Sir Muhammad Shuja ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE (1.1.1919, CIE 1.1.1903). b. at Chitral, 1882, youngest son of Shah Muhammad Aman ul-Mulk II, Mehtar of Chitral and Yasin, Master of Ghizr, Ishkoman and Suzerain of Kafiristan, by his wife, a sister of the Khan of Asmar, in Afghanistan, educ. privately. Recognised by the British authorities and the Maharaja of Kashmir as successor to his father, 3rd March 1895. Installed at Chitral Fort, by British and Kashmiri forces after the conquest of Chitral, 1st May1895. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers. Attended the Coronation Durbars at Delhi in 1903 and 1911. Granted a personal salute of 11-guns together with the style of His Highness 11th December 1911 (made permanent and hereditary, 18th July 1919). Hon Cdt The Chitral Scouts 21/8/1903-1936, Hon Col Cdt Chitral State Scouts. Mbr Himalayan Club (1911). Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911), and Silver Jubilee medal (1935). m. (first) a daughter of Mehtar Ghulam Muhi ud-din Shah Khuswaqte, Pahlawan Bahadur, Mehtar of Yasin. m. (second) before 12th August 1912, a daughter of Mir 'Ali Mardan Shah, sometime Governor of Ishkoman and former Chief of Wakhan, in Badakshan, Afghanistan. m. (third) Kabuli Khonza (d.s.p.), elder daughter of Faiz Gangvur Huzur-i-Walashan Mehtar Sher Afzal, Mehtar of Chitral and Yasin, Master of Ghizr, Ishkoman and Suzerain of Kafiristan. m. (fourth) ca. 1917, a daughter of Nawab Muhammad Sharif Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dir, CIE. m. (a) a consort from Kusham. m. (b) ca. 1912, a daughter of Khan Bahadur Ataliq Bahadur. m. (c) a consort from Bimboret. m. (d) a consort from Shishi. He d. at Chitral Fort, 13th October 1936 (bur. within the New Noghor-i-Masjid, Chitral), having had issue, sixteen sons and several daughters by four wives and four consorts including:
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