BALOCH MAZARI TRIBE

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January 1, 1836
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Babur II 1881-1920

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Images Description: FARE WELL DURBAR, DERA GHAZI KHAN. On Retirement of Richard I. Bruce, C.I.E., Commissioner of Derajat. The photograph was taken on the verandah of Mr. Dames, B.C.S., The Deputy Commissioner of Derajat. April. 1896 — with Mr. Dames, Richard I. Bruce, C.I.E, Nawab Sir Imam Baksh Khan Mazari K.C.I.E. and Nawab Sir Mohammed Bahram Khan Mazari K.B.E, K.C.I.E. in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab.

Mazari (Urdu: مزاری‎) is a Baloch tribe in Pakistan. Mazari is derived from the Balochi word mazar, which means "Tiger" in the Balochi language. Rojhan Mazari, a town in the Rajanpur District of the Punjab near the inter-provincial borders of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab, is the stronghold of the Mazari tribe.

History

The Mazari tribe is one of the oldest tribes of the Baloch. The area the Mazari conquered is still known as Tuman Mazari. It encompassed an area that included most of Kashmore District in Sindh, Tehsil Sadiqabad, Chatha Baksha Mazari District, Jhang and all of Tehsil Rojhan in Punjab.

Geography

The area held by the tribe can be categorized as arid and as well as fertile. To the west of Rojhan-Mazari lie the Sulaiman Range and to the east flows the River Indus. Rainfall is scarce but heavy showers do occur 3-4 times every year which lead to hill torrents from the west. The climate is excellent for crops like cotton, wheat, rice, sugar cane etc. to grow.

Language

The language which the Mazari tribe speaks is known as Sulimanki Balochi which is widely spoken in Rojhan Mazari, Kashmor and in other parts of Balochistan as well. Saraiki language is also widely understood in the Rojhan Mazari. Mazari in Sindh speak Sindhi as well.

Sir Nawab Imam Buksh Khan Mazari

His Noble Majesty, Sir Nawab Mir Imam Buksh Khan Mazari was the second son of Mir Bahram Khan Mazari. Mir Dost Ali Khan, his elder brother, was the initial chieftain of the tribe but as he fell to dissipated habits, his younger more energetic brother, Imam Buksh Khan took charge of the tribe.

Khan Bahadur Sardar Rahim Yar Khan Mazari

Rahim Yar Khan was the eldest son of Sardar Ali Akbar Khan Mazari and the grandson of Mir Bahram Khan. The British gave him the title of Khan Bahadur because of his tireless efforts in the service of the Empire. He was made the interim Tumandar/Chief of the tribe when Mir Murad Bukhsh Khan died and his son, Mir Balakh Sher Mazari, was still a minor.

Main clans

The Mazari tribe consists of 4 large sub-clans and 60 small sub-tribes. The Mazari Chief family belongs to the Balachani clan. Other clans include Sargani, Sohreja, Gahlani, Gandi, Lolai, Esiani, Pyomaar, Rustamani, Sodvani, Lathani, Gulrani,Harwani etc.

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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