Inayatullah Khan

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Inayatu'llah Khan
King of the God granted Kingdom of Afghanistan and its dependencies[1]
King Inayatullah Khan of Afghanistan.jpg
Portrait of Inayatuallah Khan
Reign January 14, 1929 – January 17, 1929
Born October 20, 1888
Birthplace Kabul, Emirate of Afghanistan
Died August 12, 1946
Place of death Tehran, Imperial Iran
Predecessor Amanullah Khan
Successor Habibullāh Kalakāni
Consort Khairiya
Dynasty Barakzai
Father Habibullah Khan
Mother Jamal Begum

Inayatullah Khan Seraj (October 20, 1888 – August 12, 1946) was the King of Afghanistan from 14 January 1929 to 17 January 1929. He was the son of former Afghan King, Habibullah Khan. Inayatullah's brief reign ended with his abdication.

In the middle of the night, on January 14, 1929, Amanullah Khan handed over his kingship to his brother Inayatullah Khan Seraj and tried to secretly escape Kabul towards Kandahar. However, Habibullāh Kalakāni and his followers chased Amanullah's Rolls Royce on horseback but Amanullah managed to escape.

With the King gone, Habibullah Kalakani wrote a letter to King Inayatullah to either surrender or prepare for war. Inayatullah's response was that he had never sought nor wished to be king and agreed to abdicate and proclaim Habibullah Kalakani as king on January 18, 1929.[2] Inayatullah was airlifted out of Kabul by the Royal Air Force[3] and spent the remainder of his life in exile.

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Inayatullah Khan
Born: 20 October 1888 Died: 12 August 1946
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Amanullah Khan
King of Afghanistan
1929
Succeeded by
Habibullah Kalakani