KHARAN (Princely State)

(11 Gun Salute)



AREA: 48,083.35 km2 PRIVY PURSE: xx ACCESSION: 14th October 1955
STATE: Pakistan (Baluchistan) DYNASTY: Nowsherani RELIGION: Muslim

POPULATION: 27,738 (1921)

TITLES: Mir 1680/1850; Khan 1850/1909; Khan Sahib 1909/1911; Sardar 1911/1919; Sardar Bahadur 1919/1921 and Nawab from 1921.



PRESENT RULER: His Highness, the Nawab of Kharan
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A state founded before 1697 and feudatory to Kalat. Become independent of Kalat in 1940, acceded to Pakistan on 17th March 1948 and was dissolved on 14th October 1955. Rulers were....
  • Mir MUHAMMED KHAN 1650/-
  • Mir ABBAS KHAN I
  • Malik DOSTEN KHAN
  • Malik DINAR KHAN I
  • Mir LALLA KHAN
  • Mir FEROZ KHAN
  • Malik DOSTEN KHAN II
  • Mir SHAHDAD KHAN
  • Mir RAHMAT KHAN -/1711, died 1711.
  • Miur PURDIL KHAN 1711/1747 or 1711/1759
  • Mir ABBAS KHAN II 1747? and 1764/1796
  • Mir SHAHDAD KHAN II 1747/1759 or 1759/1764
  • Mir ABBAS KHAN II 1764/1796
  • Mir JAHANGIR KHAN 1796/1804 (deposed), succeeded by adoption, died 1806.
  • Mir ABBAS KHAN III 1810/1833 or 1804/1835, died 1835.
  • Khan Mir AZAD KHAN 1833/1885, born 1794, died 1885.
  • Khan Sir Mir NOWRUZ KHAN Bahadur [Nauroz Khan] K.C.I.E., 1885/1909, born 1855, died 1909.
  • Khan Sahib Mir MUHAMMED YAQUB KHAN 1909/1911, born 1873, married and had issue. He was assasinated 19th April 1911.
    • Sardar Bahadur Nawab Mir Habiballah Khan (qv)
    • Khan Sahib Amir Khan
    • Nawabzada Shahbaz Khan Nowsherani, born in Kharan city, served as the President of Kalat State National Party in 1937/38. Joined the Baloch League in 1946. Joined Muslim League in 1948 and People’s Party in 1974.
  • Sardar Bahadur Nawab Mir HABIBALLAH KHAN, Khan of Kharan 1911/1958, born 1897, succeeded 17th September 1911, he was granted the title of Sardar in 1911, the title of Sardar Bahadur in 1919 and Nawab in 1921; married a daughter of Mir Sultan Jan Nowsherani, and had issue. He died 1958.
    • Nawabzada Mir Azad Khan, born 1st December 1914.
    • Nawabzada Mir Mustafa Khan Nausherwani, born 1915, married and had issue. He died 196x.
      • Sahibzada Ghulam Mustafa Khan Nausherwani, born in or about 1936.
The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully acknowledged, January 2011.
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