|This branch/clan of the
Tarin tribe came from Tarin Kot in Qandahar, to their present location in
Hazara, Pakistan in about 1632. They were led by Sardar Bostan Khan, who, at
that time was engaged in the defence of the city of Qandahar, which was
taken by the Safavid Persians. Bostan Khan fought bravely but had to
eventually escape with his family and a small group of loyal tribal
followers, to Pishin (now in Baluchistan province of modern Pakistan but
back then, was part of the Mughal Empire) where he sought refuge with some
other local Tarins. His bravery was recognised by the Mughal Emperor and he
was given the honorary title of 'Sher Khan' and lands were thereafter
conferred on him in the Hazara region, where he was also given the
additional charge of defending the inhabitants of the Hazara plains from
marauding Afghan/Pathan gangs from across the River Indus. He settled there
with his family members and a small number of around 200 or 300 followers.
Over time, the family gained considerable renown. Later in 1761, Sardar
Bahadur Khan II, who was the uncle (by marriage) of King Ahmad Shah Durrani,
led a flank of Afghan cavalry (Risalah) in the Third Battle of Panipat in
1761, in which the Marathas were defeated comprehensively. Afterwards,
another chief, Sardar Najibullah Khan, ruled with great wisdom from 1776 to
1799. In 1888, after the death of Nawab Bahadur Sadar Muhammad Habib Khan
Tarin, Risaldar and Chief of Dheri and Talokar, the Tarin Sardari was
formally abolished by Punjab Government, due to the unreliability of
competing heirs. By a decision of the ruling government in April 1889, Dheri
and Talokar jagir was split up, with Talokar (also refered to as Talokar Khangi Jagir)
given to the family head as well as some additional land and shares in a
further eight or nine villages, the sons of Habib Khan were placed under
Court of Wards by the government and in due course, inherited this jagir.
After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, much of the family's property
was forcibly seized during successive land reforms in the 1960's and 1970's.
The family today is noted for its very active public and social traditions
which were set in place by Khan Abdel Salim Khan, and continued by his
descendants. The Area used to be comprises of 62.2 Km2.
- TARIN or TOR BATEZAI (Afghan)
(title: Chief of Hazara Tarins, Khan of Dheri
and Rais of Talokar)
- Sardar Bostan Khan
- He was the Sardar of Tor Tarin. He came and
settled in Hazara on the invitation of the Mughals, around 1632,
accompanied by some 300 clanspeople. He got married and had one son.
- Sardar Bahadir
Khan I S/o Sardar Bostan Khan
- He got married and had two sons:.
- Sardar Nadir Khan
[Malik Darwesh] S/o Sardar Bahadir Khan I
- Sardar Ilyas Khan
[Malik Ilyas] S/o Sardar Bahadir Khan I
- He he was chief of the Tarins for a short time
- Sardar Gadai Khan
S/o Sardar Nadir Khan
- Sardar Bahadir
Khan II S/o Sardar Gadai Khan.............1762 - 1770
- He was an Afghan 'risalah' commander who
fought at the 3rd Battle of Panipat in January 1761 and was later
confirmed in the sardari by Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali/Durrani who
was a relative of his by marriage. He married and had sob. He died in
1769 or 1770 at Talokar.
- Sardar Ameer Khan
S/o Sardar Bahadir Khan II.............1770 - 1772
- He was murdered in 1771 or 1772 by a cousin
and rival claimant, Himmat Khan. He got married and had three sons:
Sardar Rowhilla Khan, Shahbaz Khan (at Dheri) and Abdulla Khan (at Dheri).
- Sardar Himmat
Khan.......................................1772 - 1775
- Sardar of Tor Tarin 1772-1775 of Darvesh
village. He seized the chieftainship in about 1772 and was described as
'the usurper, a bold and reckless fellow', after his 'Macbeth like
killing of Sardar Ameer Khan'. He also took over some adjacent lands of
the Gujjars, murdering two of the elders of this tribe. He was also led
by his greed, to block part of the Peshawar-Kashmir highway used by the
passing Durrani 'lashkars', in order to levy tolls on them, but this
move backfired and he had to retreat to the hills for a short while. On
his return, he was himself murdered in 1775 by the son of the murdered
Sardar. He married and had s son.
- Sardar Rowhilla
- He was the Sardar of Tor Tarin, Rais of
Talokar. He was based at Talokar, and was made clan war chief. He killed
the usurper Sardar Himmat Khan in 1775 but was himself got killed the
same year by the son of the murdered chief at Talokar. He got married
and had son: Sardar Akbar Ali Khan.
- Sardar Najibullah
Khan S/o Sardar Himmat Khan...........1776 - 1800
- He avenged his father's death on his own
accession. He was based at Dheri and was Hakim-i-Hazara and overall
Sardar and chief till his death. He ruled strongly with the support of
the Gujjar, Turks and Malik tribes and obtained the formal sanction of
the Durrani administration. He ruled the lower Hazara plains for quite
some years, until his death in 1799 or 1800. A regency was established
with his widow, Banni Begum, ruling till the adulthood of his son.
Sardar Najibullah Khan has three sons: Sardar Muhammad Khan, Ghulam Nabi
Khan and Ghulam Mujadid Khan. Ghulam Mujadid Khan's son Bostan Khan
Tarin was killed by Sikhs in 1825.
- Sardar Muhammad
Khan S/o Sardar Najibullah
Khan.........1800 - 1825
- He was Khan of Dheri and he succeeded as chief
but initially ruled under a regency, later he was taken prisoner by the
Sikh governor of Hazara, General Hari Singh Nalwa and executed in 1825.
He got married and had three sons: Sardar Ghulam Ahmed Khan, Afzal Khan
and Ameer Khan.
- Banni Begum (regent)...............................1800
Interregnum.............................................1825 - 1841
- A period known as bedakhli, i.e. a period of
exile or expulsion, as a result of heavy taxation by the Sikhs. A period
where there were three factions vying for power, viz. one supporting
Sardar Ghulam Ahmad Khan, a second supporting a certain Azad Khan of
Darvesh village who was trying to manipulate himself into power and a
third group supporting Karam Khan, Rais of Talokar (son of Sardar Akbar
Khan and grandson of Sardar Rowhilla Khan), the clan war chief, who kept
alive the anti-Sikh struggle of the clan for some time. It was finally
in winter 1841-1842, that Kunwar Partab Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit
Singh, came to Hazara and Ghulam Ahmed Khan made formal submission to
him, and in return was accepted as overall Chief/Sardar.
- Sardar Ghulum
Ahmad Khan S/o Sardar Muhammad
Khan.......1841 - Feb 1849
- Sardar of Tor Tarin,
Khan of Dheri and again briefly joined a local uprising against the
Sikhs, besieging the Haripur fort in April 1846, along with the Tanoli
and Tahirkheli tribes, but submitted himself to Dewan Mul Chand the
following month. Later he schemed against British interests during the
Second Sikh War of 1848-1849 and was eventually arrested in February
1849 on the orders of Major James Abbott, the first British
administrator/District Commissioner of the Hazara area, who removed him
and many Tarin adherents and chieftains from their offices and estates,
and was eventually sent to Allahabad prison. He was sentenced to 10
years hard labour in October that same year; there in 1857, while still
imprisoned, he tried to instigate a prison uprising against the British
authorities and was summarily executed. He was hanged in Allahabad
prison in October 1857, He was married, but had no children therefore,
the chieftainship (Sardari) was returned to the legitimate head of
family, Sardar Muhammad Habib Khan, Nawab-Bahadur, C.S.I.
- Sardar Habib Khan
S/o Karam Khan.......................1850
- Dec 1888
- He was Sardar of Tor
Tarin, Nawab of Dheri and Rais of Talokar and Hakim-i-Hazara, Risaldar.
He was born in 1830. In a collateral branch of the family in 1850
he was chosen chief by a Tarin clan 'jirga' (council). He met Brevet
Lt.-Colonel Robert Cornelius Napier in 1851, who was engaged with the
extension of several military roads into the Indus and the nearby Attock
area of the Punjab. A mutual regard developed between the soldier and
the chief and Sardar Habib Khan subsequently carried out several
important commissions for Napier. In February 1852, Sir Henry Lawrence
the Punjab Resident visited the Hazara, and it was through Napierís
intercession that Habib Khan and a number of other chiefs were able to
obtain a general amnesty and return to their homes and resume their
estates. His selection as Chief was ratified by Sir Henry Lawrence. He
served as a native cavalry officer Risaldar in several campaigns in the
Punjab hills and the Frontier/Hazara area and later as far as Bengal,
Bihar and Bhutan between 1852 and 1863; shortly afterwards in the same
year, 1863, he helped set up a silk-manufacturing factory in Sri Nagar,
Kashmir State, on the request of Maharaja Ranbir Singh, on completion of
the project he returned home and thereafter was engaged in extensive
litigation with relatives and others, as well as the Punjab Government
regarding some property. In 1868-1869, when the British were making
their new Permanent Revenue Settlement for the Hazara area (completed in
1872), he objected to the reduction of his property in favour of some
other chiefs and then briefly rebelled against the newly instituted
British Government in 1869. He was caught, and was briefly confined at
Attock, Punjab, only from late 1869 to May 1870, when he was released on
parole in 1872. He was cleared and granted several honours thereafter,
between 1872 and 1878. He was later also engaged in litigation against
the Punjab Government and some relatives, until 1884. In order to obtain
or get back some of his property claims in which he was partially
successful, he was also granted various belated honours by the
Government of India, including the personal title of Nawab Bahadur,
additional jagir grants and revenues and an annual Jangi Inam (war
award/allowance). He had also been given special powers as J.P. and area
magistrate in Hazara in 1872. He married firstly, Ashraf Khanum, a
Barakzai Durrani lady and married secondly (his cousin), Nur Shah Begum,
a Tarin Afghan lady, only daughter of Hakim Khan Tarin in Talokar (a
cousin of Sardar Habib Khan). He married thirdly to Khair Bibi Khanum, a
Yusufzai Pathan lady. He died in December 1888. He had four sons as
- Khanzada Abdel Aziz Khan,
who died in 1827 (by Ashraf Khanam)
- Khan Sahib Abdel Majid Khan
(by Nur Shah Begum).
- Jemadar Khanzada Abdel Latif Khan
I.D.S.M. (by Khair
Bibi Khanum). He served in the Punjab Regiment with the British Army,
and received a posthumous I.D.S.M. (Indian Distinguished Services
Medal). He got married and had one daughter. He died on 08 March 1916 at
the battle of Dujaila, in Mesopotamia, during WWI.
- Khanzada Abdel Rahim Khan
(by Khair Bibi Khanum). He married Rahmat Jehan Begum, and had two sons.
He died in 1942.
- Khanzada Amin Khan
(by Rahmat Jehan Begum). He
married Mariam Begum, and had two sons and one daughter.
- Shireen Khan
- Miskeen Khan
- Nasreen Bibi
- Khanzada Ibrahim Khan
(by Rahmat Jehan Begum). He was born in 1941,
educated at the local High School, landed proprietor of his share in the
ancestral property of village Talokar, Haripur, Hazara, NWFP. He got
married in Haripur, Hazara, NWFP (now KP), and has one son and one
- Khanzada Muhammad Yousaf Khan
Tareen. He got
married and had four sons.
- Fazal Kareem
Khan. He is
a landlord and is involved in agriculture business in Haripur,
- Fazal Rahim
Khan. He is
serving as Mechanical Engineer at Arabian Cement, Saudi Arabia.
- Muhammad Ali
Khan. He is
a business man in Bordeaux, France.
- Muhammad Ashraf
Khan. He is
serving as Verification Engineer at Ericsson AB, Sweden.
- Mst. Taj Khanum.
She got married to a relative, Nisar Ahmed Khan of Nurdi village.
The couple had one son.
- Khan Abdel Majid
Khan S/o Sardar Habib Khan.........Dec 1888 - Sep 1939
- Khan Sahib ABDEL MAJID
KHAN O.B.E., Khan of Talokar (Khangi Jagir) was born in 1877. He was
made a ward of the government under the Court of Wards until he attained
his majority; initially educated privately under English tutors, then at
Aitchison College, Lahore, in a mission school in Simla. He went to
England in 1899 and qualified as a Barrister from Inns of Court, London
in 1901. He joined the Punjab service and was appointed a Junior
Magistrate, then a 1st Class Magistrate, Extra Assistant Commissioner
and afterwards a Deputy Commissioner. He also served briefly as a Judge
in the Punjab Sessions Courts and on retiring from service in 1934, he
became an early and active member of the NWFP chapter of the All India
Muslim League, also serving as a Member of the NWFP Legislative Assembly
from 1936 to 1939. He was also a very active philanthropist, having
supported the establishment of the Islamia College, Peshawar and various
Indian Muslim charities. He played a considerable role in the early
development of his native Haripur area in Hazara, NWFP. He founded
several charitable schools, set up a public Tuberculosis ward at the
Haripur Government Hospital, provided for a system of educational
scholarships for local students as well as supporting numerous needy
people. He got married and had three sons and two daughters. He died in
September 1939 at Talokar.
- Khan Sahib Abdel Salim Khan
- Khanzada Abdul Hamid Khan.
He married firstly, Sultana Khanam, a Tarin lady and married secondly,
on 02 November 1961 to Ms. Hala Zarin Hamid Khan, a Punjabi Jat lady
from Lahore. He had five sons.
- Hafiez Khan
(by Sultana Khanam), died at young age.
- Waheed Khan
(by Sultana Khanam), died at young age.
- Abdul Mujeeb Khan
(by Hala Zarin). He was born on 14 September 1963 at Abbottabad, NWFP,
Pakistan. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Law, presently (2010)
working as a banker at the Bank of Punjab, Government of Punjab,
Pakistan. He got married on 05 May 1993 at Lahore and had two daughters
- Miss Aghana Khan
- Miss Iza Khan
- Abdul Haseeb Khan
(by Hala Zarin). He was born on 28 February 1964 at Lahore, Punjab,
Pakistan. He educated at the University of Glasgow (Masters of Law and
Legislative) and presently (2010) working at the Ministry of
Privatization Commission, Government of Pakistan as a Senior Legal
Consultant. He got married on 04 August 2003 in Karachi, Sindh, and had
- Abdul Wasey Khan
- Abdul Dayan Khan
- Abdul Naghib Khan
(by Hala Zarin), born 15th June 1968 in Abbottabad, NWFP, Pakistan;
graduated with an M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics), presently (2010)
working in Iraq at ACDI/VOCA for USAID/Iraq Commuinty Action Programme
as Director, Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War VictimsFund; married 7th July 2005,
Amna Naghib Khan, and has issue. (Village Talokar, Haripur, Hazara, NWFP,
Abdul Aaleem Khan
Abdul Tahmeed Khan
- Col. Khanzada Abdul Rashid Khan.
He educated at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, he was given an
Emergency/Wartime Commission in the British Indian Army, with effect
from 14 July 1942, and served with 5th Cavalry, Pakistan Army after
partition in 1947. He took early retirement in 1965. He got married in
1948 to Meimoona Khan and had one son. He died in 1969.
- Imran Rashid Khan.
He was born on 07 October 1950 and worked as a banker in Karachi, then
U.A.E. and Egypt and then finally the U.K. He is now retired and settled
in London, U.K. He got married in 1973 to Shahida Khan and had two sons.
- Anouk Khan,
born in December 1974.
- Nayef Khan,
born in September 1977.
- Bibi Razia Sultan
(deceased). She got married and children settled in U.K. and U.S.A.
- Bibi Mushtari Sultan
(deceased). She got married and had children settled in U.K. and U.S.A.
- Khan Sahib Abdel Salim
Khan.........................Sep 1939 - 1957
- Born in 1907; a
progressive thinker, he understood that a major change was afoot and he
changed the familyís role accordingly, he believed that service, i.e.
public service, was where old families had a role to play in modern
Pakistan. He himself served as Pakistanís High Commissioner/Ambassador
in several countries, including Afghanistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka,
Pakistan's first Ambassador there), Japan (he set up the Pakistan
embassy there) and, as his last posting at the time of his death, Deputy
High Commissioner in Britain (1957). He also undertook a number of
charitable initiatives in his native area, including setting up a Boys
School (primary to high school to serve 5 villages), a vocational
college for men, two wards in the district hospital and also, a
well-known agricultural research station for the development and
improvement of farming and livestock. He got married to Begum Mahmooda
Salim Khan (born in May 1913, died in June 2007 at Abbottabad), daughter
of Capt. Sardar Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, K.C.S.I. of the Wah family,
and his first wife, Zubaida Khatun. He died 1957 and had two sons.
- Khanzada Zahid Khan.
He was born in March 1937 and overlooked in the succession. He got
married and later divorced, Mrs. Anne W. Morrison of Virginia, U.S.A.
The couple had three sons and one daughter as well as two adopted
daughters. He died in 2002.
- Christopher Khan.
He was born in 1963. He got married and divorced. He had three sons
settled in U.S.A.
- Colton Khan
- Kyler Khan
- Lucas Khan
- Robert Khan.
He was born in 1965. Unmarried and settled in U.S.A.
- Elizabeth Khan
[formerly Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney-Flew]. She was born in 1967. She worked
with the Asia Foundation, and headed several small charitable concerns
in the Northern Areas of Pakistan and Kashmir with her former husband;
married (div.), Mr. Barry Flew. She is settled in Pakistan.
Timothy Khan, born 1969, married (div.), and has issue, one daughter.
- Lindsey Khan.
She was born in 1994. She got married on 29 May 2016 at Davis,
California, to Arthur Sanders. She is settle in California, USA.
- Heather Khan.
She was adopted in 1960.
- Tamarah Khan.
She was adopted in 1961. She got married to David Furness, and had one
- Khan Sahib Javed Salim
Khan (see below)
- Khan Sahib Javed Salim
Khan............................1957 - 1979
- Khan Sahib JAVED SALIM
KHAN C.S.P., Khan of Talokar (Khangi Jagir) was born in January 1939. He
educated at the University of Cambridge, U.K. (Ph.D. Economics). He
became Secretary of the Frontier Provincial Planning Department, the
Federal (Pakistan) Planning Commission, the Pakistan Agricultural
Development Board, and Pakistanís Representative to the F.A.O., Rome,
Italy. He received awards for his services in Rome. He got married to
Begum Shahwar Javed Salim Khan (born 1946 to a prominent social worker
of the area, and an M.P. 1988-1993; daughter of Brig. Sardar Azmat Hayat
Khan of the Wah family).
He died in 1979 at Rome. He had three sons.
- Khanzada Prof. Dr. Omer Salim Khan.
He is a well-known literary figure, who writes under the pen name of
'Omer Tarin'; born on 10March 1967 in Peshawar. He educated at the Burn
Hall School, Abbottabad and at Aitchison College, Lahore, Pakistan.
Prior to graduating from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, he later
obtained various higher degrees in English and History/Post-colonial
Studies from Pakistan and the United Kingdom respectively. He became a
full time university lecturer and research scholar and involved himself
in literary and academic pursuits as well as limited social activism,
especially in relation to environmental, forests and wildlife
conservation, in his native area. He has published four volumes of
poetry in English so far, namely. A Sad Piper (1994; 1996 UK), The Anvil
of Dreams (1995), Burnt Offerings (1996, 1997) and The Harvest of Love
Songs (1997, 2000; and UK ed 2003). Recent academic publications include
works on military history/campaigns on the Frontier and some work on
Rudyard Kipling and Kipling's India, published in the Kipling Journal,
UK and the Journal of the Indian Military Historical Society, UK. He is
a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, UK, The Tolkien Society (UK),
associate of the Kipling Society and the Indian Military Historical
Society (IMHS). Currently he assists in running various family charities
and is also managing a small research centre. He got married to the
third daughter of Khan Muhammad Bakhtyar Khan of Mathana, Tanoli in
Lassan Tanawal area of Amb state, a cousin of the present Nawab
Salahuddin Saeed Khan of Amb. He had one daughter and two sons. His
family is settled in Abbottabad,
- Bibi Zainab Sultan
- Muhammad Hashim Khan
- Muhammad Haissam Khan
- Khanzada Usman Salim Khan.
He was born in March 1969 at Lahore. He educated at the National College
of Arts (B.F.A.). He became Pakistan CEO, Messrs Impact Design,
Islamabad, Pakistan, which is one of the top design firms in the
country. He became Member, Pakistan Association of Designers & Design
Consultants. He got married (div. 2014), Syeda Bokhari of a Lahore Syed
family and had two sons. He is settled in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Master Hussain Salim
- Master Zain Salim Khan
- Khanzada Abid Salim Khan Tarin.
He was born on 11 November 1971. He got married (div. 2002) in
Islamabad. He educated with HSBA - Business Management (Punjab). He is
presently (2011) operating a pharmaceuticals-related business in Lahore,
Pakistan. He is a well-reputed equestrian and polo player of
international standing; Member of the Executive, Equestrian Federation
of Pakistan; Manager, Pakistan National Tent-Pegging Team, 2004-2009,
which won several medals in Oman, Jordan, UAE, South Africa and Yemen.
He has one daughter and one son. He is settled in Lahore,
- Miss Naimal Khan
- Master Haider Salim
(last updated 2016).
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