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A portrait of Sardar Sardar Mir Bahram Khan Mazari 1838.

December 31, 1837
Mirza Firuz Shah
Family Pictures
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857




When the Sikh controlled Lahore for brief the Baluchis were found in the southern frontier, on the western side of River Indus in the districts of Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan and Muzaffargarh. The Baluchis resisted this act and challenged the Sikh orders . Diwan Sawan Mai, Governor of Multan province, introduced cash payment of revenue instead of in kind. This measure created great disaffection among them, and they created disturbances. Sawan Mai built forts at Dajal (77 km south of Dera Ghazi Khan), of Sulaiman hills), and Amarkot and strongly garrisoned them. In 1833 he led an expedition against Bahram Khan, a Mazari chief. Rojhan, capital of the Mazari tribe (situated on the western bank of the Indus below Dera Ghazi Khan town) was reduced and later peace treaty was signed. The Mazaris The name Mazari is derived from Mazar which in Baluchi language means tiger. The Mazari tribe occupied the southernmost portion of Derah Ghazi Khan district. Bahram Khan was chief of the Mazari tribe.

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