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SWAT (Princely State)

(9 Gun Salute)



AREA: 5,244.75 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 750,000Rs  ACCESSION: 28th July 1969
STATE: Pakistan (N.W.F.P.) DYNASTY: Khatana/Khatan Gujjar RELIGION: Muslim
CAPITAL: Saidu Sharif
POPULATION: 216,000 (1931)  
 
 
 
PRESENT RULER: Capt. (ret'd.) HH Miangul AURANGZEB Akhundzada, The Badshah and Wali of Swat since 14th September 1987
born 28th May 1928, married 10th April 1955, Nasim Ayub, daughter of Field Marshal H.E. Muhammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, and has issue.
  • Ishrat Aurangzeb, married Nawabzada Khwaja Amanullah Askari, son of Nawab Khwaja Hasan Askari of Dhaka, and has issue.
    • Sahibzadi Ayesha Amina Askari
  • Fakhri Aurangzeb, married Miangul Akbarzeb (see below)
  • Miangul Adnan Aurangzeb, married Zainab Ayub, daughter of Gohar Ayub Khan.
  • Miangul Mahmood Aurangzeb, married Shameera.
  • Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, married a daughter of Miangul Ahmedzeb (see below).
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1849. Rulers were......
  • Sayyid Zaaman Shah, left his home in Takhta Band (Buner) to travel to Delhi, where he was granted lands by the Mughal Emperor, married the daughter of an Afghan Sardar in Chach, and had issue. He died at Pakli in Hazara district.
    • Sayyid Shah Gul [Shah Jee], married in Gandaf to Sayyid Sher Shah, and had issue.
      • Sayyid Azam Shah, married the daughter of Ahmad Ali Khan Palaal, niece of Khan Nawab Khan of Tanawal (her sister was married to Nawab Payinda Khan of Amb).
      • Badshah Sayyid Akbar Shah Amir-e Shariyat (qv)
      • Sayyid Omar Shah
      • Sayyid Imran Shah
      • Sayyid Asghar Shah 
      • Sayyid Shah Madaar
    • Sayyid Shah Mardan, died still young.

  • Sayyid AHMAD SHAH BRELWI, Akhund of Swat 1826/1831 (assassinated)
  • Badshah Sayyid AKBAR SHAH Amir-e Shariyat, Akhund of Swat 1831/1857, born 1793, married and had issue. He died 11th May 1857.
    • Sayyid Mubarak Shah
  • Sayyid ABDUL HAFIZ SHAH [Saidy Baba], Akhund of Swat 1857/1914

  • ABDUL GHAFUR [Khatana Gujar], Akhund of Swat, born 1795/1796 in Upper Swat, son of Abdul Wahid of the Safi tribe, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1877.
    • Miangul Abdul Hanan, born 1852, married 1stly, a daughter of a Sayyidi family, married 2ndly, a Princess of Chitral, married 3rdly, a lady from Jambil village and had issue. He died 1887.
      • Miangul Said Badshah Abdul Razzaq, (by the 1st wife), born 1880, married and had issue. He died 28th December 1903.
        • SON (posthumous), born 1904, died 1905.
      • Miangul Amir Badshah Abdul Wahid, (by the 2nd wife), born 1884, married 1stly, an unnamed wife (married 2ndly, HH Sir Miangul ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB]), married 2ndly, an unnamed wife (married 2ndly, Miangul Shirin Sahib Abdul Manan). He died sp 1907.
      • Daughter1, married her cousin, HH Sir Miangul ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB], and had issue. She died 1903/1905. 
      • Daughter2, married her cousin, Miangul Shirin Sahib Abdul Manan (qv)
      • Daughter3, died about 1975, unmarried.
    • Miangul Abdul Khaliq, born 1858, married as his only wife, a daughter of Mehtar AMANULMULK II of Chitral, and had issue. He died 1893.
      • HH Sir Miangul ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB] (qv)
      • Miangul Shirin Sahib Abdul Manan, born 1888, married 1stly, the 2nd daughter of Miangul Abdul Hanan, married 2ndly, the widow of Miangul Amir Badshah Abdul Wahid, married 3rdly, a daughter of Jamroz Khan and had issue. He died August 1918.
        • Miangul Bahramand Khan, married 1stly (.....), married 2ndly, a daughter of HH Sir Miangul ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB], and had issue.
          • Maj. Miangul Bahri Karam (by 1st wife), married a daughter of HH Sir Miangul ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB]
        • Daughter1, born December 1910, married March 1925, HH Miangul JAHANZEB ABD al-HAQQ (see below), and had issue.
        • Daughter2, married Miangul Fazal Mabud [Sultan-i-Room] (qv)

  • Badshah Sayyid ABD al-JABBAR SHAH Hafiz-e-Quran, Akhund of Swat 1914/1917 (abdicated), son of Sayyid Mehmood Shah and grandson of the 1st Akhund of Swat, born about 1877/1878, married 1stly, 1907, a daughter of the Nawab of Amb, married 2ndly, 1908, the second daughter of Seyyid Abdul-Malik Mirza, Heir Apparent of Bukhara. He died 1925.
  • HH Sir Miangul Gulshahzada ABD al-WADUD [BADSHAH SAHIB] K.B.E., Wali of Swat 1917/1949 (abdicated), Wali [cr.1926], K.B.E. [cr.1930], born 1882, married 1stly, a cousin, daughter of Miangul Abdul Hanan, died 1903/1905, marrired 2ndly, the widow of his cousin, Miangul Amir Badshah Abdul Wahid, married 3rdly, daughter of a Sayyidi family, and had issue, four sons and seven daughters. He died 1st October 1971.
    • Daughter (by 1st wife), died young.
    • HH Miangul Jahanzeb Abd al-Haqq (by 2nd wife) (qv)
    • Miangul Fazal Qadir [Shah-e-Rum] (by 3rd wife), born 1912, died 1929.
    • Miangul Fazal Mabud [Sultan-e-Rum] (by 3rd wife), born April 1927, married a daughter of Miangul Shirin Sahib Abdul Manan, and had issue.
      • Princess Farida Sultan-e-Rum, married Khan Bahadur Abdul Karim Khan, Jagirdar of Jhanda, and has issue, three children.
    • Daughter (by 3rd wife), married Miangul Bahramand Khan of Swat (see above).
    • Daughter (by 3rd wife), married Miangul Bahri Karam Khan of Swat (see above).

  • Major-General HH Miangul JAHANZEB ABD al-HAQQ H.Pk., H.Q.A., C.I.E., LL.D., The Badshah and Wali of Swat [12.12.1949] - [26.7.1987], born 5th June 1908, Waliahad [cr.1933], C.I.E., LL.D. [cr.1965], Khan-e-Azam of the Baluchistan States Union 1952/1955, he was granted a 15 gun salute in 1966, state merged into Pakistan on 28th July 1969, married March 1925, his cousin, daughter of Miangul Shirin Sahib Abdul Manan, born December 1910, and had issue. He died 14th September 1987.
    • Captain (ret'd.) HH Miangul Aurangzeb Akhundzada (qv)
    • Miangul Alamzeb, born 1930, married and had issue, three sons and two daughters.
      • Miangul Akbarzeb, (BA, Cambridge), married his cousin, Fakhri Aurangzeb (see above).
      • Miangul Aslamzeb
      • Miangul Anwarzeb
    • Miangul Amirzeb, married 1962, Jamila Ayub, daughter of President Muhammed Ayub Khan of Pakistan.
    • Miangul Ahmedzeb, born 1946, married 1976, Mussarat Ahmed Zeb, born 1961, and has issue.
      • Daughter, married her cousin, Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb (see above)

  • Captain (ret'd.) HH Miangul AURANGZEB Akhundzada, The Badshah and Wali of Swat (see above)
The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully acknowledged, January 2011.
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  NOTE: Title of ruler (1926-1947): Wali and after 1947, it became, His Highness, The Badshah and Wali of Swat. Title of Heir Apparent was The Waliahad and Amir of Swat.