Ancestor

 

  • Diwan Lal Muhammad Khan 
    • served as a courtier and a commander of an army of 5000 soldiers during the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir (Abu’l Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad (3 November 1618 – 3 March 1707).
    • owned significant property in the District of Gurdaspur in India and was a Rajput by caste.
  • Diwan Allah Buksh Khan
    • was the son of Diwan Lal Muhammad Khan.
    • following his father Diwan Allah Buksh Khan also held the status of a Diwan during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir.
    • inherited substantial property from his father.
  • Diwan Muhammad Hameed Khan
    • held the status of a Diwan at the Darbar (Court of the Emperor/King) of Bahadur Shah I, also known as Prince Muazzam
      • Bahadur Shah I (14 October 1643 – 27 February 1712) was the seventh Mughal emperor of India, ruled from 1707 until his death in 1712), the eldest son of Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. Diwan Muhammad Hameed Khan also inherited the same property from his father, Diwan Allah Buksh Khan. The village of Hameedpur in the district of Gurdaspur was named after him.
  • Diwan Muhammad Bayazeed Khan
    • retained the status of a Diwan after the death of his father, Diwan Muhammad Hameed Khan.
    • He also inherited the same property from his father.
    • The village of Bayazeedpur in the district of Gurdaspur was named after him.
  • Diwan Muhammad Ahmad Khan
    • retained the status of a Diwan for a considerable amount of time during the reign of Emperor Alamgir II.
    • During the war with the Ramgarhi (inhabitants of Ramgarh), Diwan Muhammad Ahmad Khan lost his property.
    • However, his grandson, Diwan Kamaluddin Khan, regained it from Maharaja Sher Singh.
  • Diwan Muhammad Hamid Khan
    • was appointed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh as the Sardar (Head) of the Toshakhana (Treasury).
  • Diwan Kamaluddin Khan
    • succeeded his father
    • retained the status of Sardar of the Toshakhana during the reign of Maharaja Sher Singh.
    • regained his property from Maharaja Sher Singh.
    • Diwan Kamaluddin Khan was a prominent personality and among the elite of Amritsar, India.
  • Khan Ata Muhammad Khan
    • Khan Ata Muhammad Khan was also known as Raees-e-Azam (meaning: richest of the rich).
    • an eminent and distinguished personality
    • among the elite of Amritsar, India.
    • inherited property from his father, Diwan Kamaluddin Khan and properties in Amritsar and Batala.
    • he was the owner and publisher of Vakil, a biweekly newspaper from Amritsar, India
    • a poet and writer of significant stature.
    • authored many books, including:
      • Rubaiyat-e-Ata (150 pages) 
      • Qaseeda (written for the Sultan Abdul Hameed Khanof the Ottoman Empire in Turkey)
      • Adilla-tul-kiram fi aquaid-ul-Islam
      • Islam ki Haqiqat
      • Zawal-e-Saltanat Englishia
    • was a recipient of the Tamgha-i-Majeedia (an award given to him by Sultan Abdul Hameed Khan)
    • was invited by the Sultan for a visit to Turkey.
    • In 1882: Khan Ata Muhammad Khan compiled a report for the Commission on Education, which had been appointed by the Viceroy of India.
    • Eminent personalities and people of great standing, such as Abu Kalam Azad, wrote forewords for his books.
    • Upon the request of Maulana Shibli Naumani, Khan Ata Muhammad Khan appointed Abu Kalam Azad for the editorial work of his weekly newspaper, Vakil.
    • The Pakistani Government’s Department of Information and Broadcasting published Shura-e-Azam, in which Khan’s name is mentioned in a list of prominent literary people.
  • Khan Ata Muhammad Khan had excellent relations
    • Allama Syed Jamal ud din Afghani.
      • In 1892, he stayed with Khan Ata Muhammad Khan during his visit to Amritsar, India.
      • They exchanged correspondence until 1896.
    • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
    • Nawab of Loharu
    • Abdullah Al Amadi.

 

According to Wikipedia, Diwan is a title used to refer to “a chief treasury official, finance minister, or prime minister in some Indian states.”

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