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Tomb of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash, Farrukhabad, India

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Furrukhsiyar 1713–1719

Tomb of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash, Farrukhabad, India

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About Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash Nawab Ghazanfar-Jang, Bangash khan(1665 – 1743) was the first Nawab of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was a "Bawan Hazari Sardar" (Commander of 52000 Men Strong force) in the Mughal Army. He served as governor of Malwa and Allahabad provinces of Mughal empire. He was also viceroy of Assam from 1735 1743.Although regarded as rude and illiterate he was well regarded for his loyalty, and it is believed that had fortune sided with him he would have been able to establish a kingdom rivalling those in the Deccan or Awadh. Background Muhammad Khan belonged to khaghzai branch of Pashtun Bangash tribe. In India they were referred to as qaum-i-bangash. His father, Ain Khan Bangash had migrated from his native lands in the time of Aurangzeb and settled in Mau Rashidabad. Muhammad Khan gained a reputation as one of the most powerful of the Afghan mercenary warriors who inhabited that part of Hindustan, and eventually came to establish the territories that were consolidated into the state of Farrukhabad. The state of Farrukhabad was named after Muhammad Khan's patron the Emperor Farrukhsiyar. At his death his dominions included the entire Doab from Koil in the North, to Kora in the South, including all of Farrukhabad and parts of Cawnpore, Shahjahanpur, Budaun and Aligarh. His brother Himmat Khan Bangash was the father of Nawab Murtaza Khan of Jahangirabad, and the grandfather of the poet Nawab Mustafa Khan Shefta. Tomb of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash The tomb of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash, the first Nawab who settled Farrukhabad, also needs the grace of the government. Even though this tomb is under the supervision of the Archaeological Department for years. But no effort is being made to explore the possibilities of tourism here. The tomb was built by Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash while he was alive. 1714 AD In this he had populated Farrukhabad. There are other tombs along with the tomb of the Nawab in Nekpur. There is no direct access to the tomb and the western side of the tomb is also broken. In the year 1999, the Archaeological Department had definitely got it renovated under its control. After half-finished work, the work was not taken care of again here. Nawab Kazim Hussain, a descendant of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash, says that if the Archaeological Department works here properly, then this place will do important work in the direction of tourism. With this, the surrounding areas will also be saved and the revenue of the government will also increase.


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Very good information.

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