MAMDOT (Jagir)

STATE: Punjab (Ferozepur Distt.) DYNASTY: Afghan Pathan (Hasanzai) RELIGION: Muslim
CAPITAL: Jalalabad

PRESENT RULER: Nawab SHAH NAWAZ, present Nawab of Mamdot (Mamdot Villa, Lahore, Pakistan)
born 1969.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The city of Kasur, approximately 52 kilometres south of Lahore, was settled by some 3,500 pathans in 1570 with the permission of Padshah Akbar. They remained there until it was overrun by the sikhs led by Sardar Gulab Singh. They were driven out by Nizamuddin and Qutbuddin in 1794, and they established a chiefship of their own, which was subject to a series of attacks by the Sikhs, holding Kasur until 1807, when Qutbuddin had to submit to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who allowed him to keep the jagir of Mamdot. Estate holders were....
  • SULTAN KHAN, Chief of Kasur, married and had issue.
    • Maujuddin Khan (qv)
    • Muhammad Khan
  • MAUJUDDIN KHAN, Chief of Kasur, married and had issue.
    • Nizamuddin Khan (qv)
    • Qutbuddin Khan (qv)
  • NIZAMUDDIN KHAN, Chief of Kasur 1794/1802, married and had issue. He died 1802.
    • Fatehdin Khan, he was granted a jagir at Marup in the Gogaira district, in 1831 he attacked his uncle, and defeated him, but Maharaja Ranjit Singh, confirmed Jamaluddin as the owner of Mamdot. He died about 1845 or 1846.
  • QUTBUDDIN KHAN, Chief of Kasur 1794/1807, Jagirdar of Mamdot 1800/1831; he conquered Mamdot from the Rai of Raikot in 1800, but lost control of Kasur in 1807; married (amongst others), a cousin of Malik Khairuddin Khan of Kasur, and had issue. He died about 1831 at Amritsar.
    • Kali Khan
    • Nawab Jamaluddin Khan (qv)
    • Nawab Jalaluddin Khan (qv)
  • Nawab JAMALUDDIN KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1831/1856 (deposed), he was a wicked and sensual man and his tyranny increased after the British became paramount; his revenue system was no better than robbery, extortion and violence; many subjects left his domain until the British made an investigation in 1855 and he was deposed the following year, and his territory was annexed to Ferozepur District; he was pensioned off and liv er at Lahore till 1861, after wards he went to Macchewarah where he died; he was granted the title of Nawab in 1848, married and had issue. He died of apoplexy in March 1863 at Macchewarah in Firozepur district.
    • Nawabzada Khan Bahdur Khan, born 1838, married and had issue. He died 1888.
      • Nawab Sir Shah Nawaz Khan (qv)
      • Sahibzada Muhammad Akbar Khan, born 1886.
      • Sahibzada Fatehuddin Khan, born 1887.
      • Sahibzada Maujuddin Khan, died 1924.
    • Nawabzada Muhammad Khan, died 1872.
INTERREGNUM 1856/1864 (succession was prevented by a dispute between the sons of Jamaluddin, and their uncle Jalaluddin, who was the choice of the British Government, but he chose to accompany his brother in exile, and even refused to accept maintenance for himself.)
  • Nawab JALALUDDIN KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1864/1875, he had behaved well during the Mutiny in 1857 and was highly regarded; the Governor-General in Council declared him the hereditary Nawab of Mamdot on the 5th December 1864 (#1), with succession to his male heirs, by the law of primogeniture; in 1870, he was invested with Magisterial powers; married and had issue. He died in May 1875.
    • Nawab Nizamuddin Khan (qv)
    COURT OF WARDS 1875/1883
  • Nawab NIZAMUDDIN KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1875/1891, born 1862, he became heavily involved in debt, after attaining his majority; he received a Commission in 1885 as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Punjab Cavalry from Her Majesty; married and had issue. He died 1891.
    • Nawab Ghulam Qutbuddin Khan (qv)
    COURT OF WARDS 1891/1934
  • Nawab GHULAM QUTBUDDIN KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1891/1928, born 1889, educated at Aitchison Collge, Lahore; he was of a weak mind and was unable to mange his affairs; he was fond of polo and of horses in general like his father, and maintained a large stud of brood mares; married Sahibzadi Meher Bano, daughter of HH Al-Haj Nawab Mirza Sir Amiruddin Ahmed Khan Bahadur of Loharu, and his wife, Akhtaree Begum. He died sp in March 1928.
  • Nawab Sir SHAH NAWAZ KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1931/1942, born 1883 at Mamdot, joined the Hyderabad State Police after 1907, joined the Unionist Party of Punjab, joined the All India Muslim League in 1938 and became President of the Punjab Muslim League; he played a pivotal role in organizing the historic session of the All India Muslim League in March 1940 at Lahore. He was the Chairman of the Reception Committee and a Provincial Darbari. He remained President of the Punjab Muslim League and member of the All India Muslim League Working Committee till his death; on his succession in 1931 he was granted the title of Nawab; married two Princesses from Pataudi, and had issue. He died 28th March 1942.
    • Nawab Iftikhar Hussain Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Muhammad Aslam Khan, born 1916.
    • Nawabzada Zulfiqar Ali Khan, born 1921.
  • Nawab IFTIKHAR HUSSAIN KHAN, Nawab of Mamdot 1942/1969, born 1906 in Lahore, educated at Government College, Lahore; joined the Police Service in Hyderabad, Member of the All-India Muslim League, President of the Punjab Provincial Muslim League 1942/1944, Chief Minister of the West Punjab 1947/1949, Member of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly 1947/1955, Governor of Sindh 1954/1955, married and had issue. He died 16th October 1969.
    • Nawab Pervaiz Iftikhar Mamdot (qv)
    • Nawabzada Jamshed Iftikhar Mamdot, died 29th June 1999.
  • Nawab PERVAIZ IFTIKHAR MAMDOT, Nawab of Mamdot 1969/-, married and had issue, three sons.
    • Nawab Shah Nawaz Mamdot (qv)
    • Nawabzada Ahmad Sulman Mamdot, born 1971. (Mamdot Villa, Lahore, Pakistan)
    • Nawabzada Awais Khan Mamdot, born 1974. (Mamdot Villa, Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Nawab SHAH NAWAZ MAMDOT, Nawab of Mamdot (see above)


  • Begum Afifa Mamdot,Minister of State of Social Welfare 1981/1982, aunt of Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari
1."The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 391