After the advent of [Islam] into Afghanistan and South Asia, a significant number of HinduBrahmins and. Khastiya's converted to Islam and adopted the title of Shaikh.The largely belonged to Bhatt clan.In Punjab, they are known as Kashmiri Shaikh. The Kashmiri Shaikhs are mostly urban and do not practice agriculture.
'According to the census return the number of Kashmiri Musulmans, who make up 60% of the inhabitants of the Jhelum valley, was 765,442. They are no doubt mostly descendants of various Hindu castes, perhaps in the main of Hill Brahmans , but Islam has wiped out all tribal distinctions.
Raees e Azam of Taxila(Entitled By Shahenshah E Iran), "HH Alhaj Shaikh karam Ellahi","Ameer e karwan" of "Hajj" pilgrims from Pakistan and custodian of Hajj affairs during Ayub Khan's regeme,his reference is mentioned in 'Shahab Nama'.He was also member of "Electoral College",which used to elect the president of "Islamic Republic Of Pakistan."
Sheikh Abdullah,first prime minister of state of kashmir.
Sheikh Ghulam Mohammad, Owner of G.M & CO.
Shaikh Akhtar Rasool CEO of Infinity Solutions.
Shaikh M. Anwar, Ex-MPA (Punjab) Pakistan
Sheikh Muhammad Anwar, Member Provincial Assembly Punjab
Shaikh Sahib Din, Qanungo and Hakim, Sangh, Mirpure, Azad Kashmir
Shaikh Fazal Alam ASP, Mirpure, Azad Kashir
Shaikh Fazal Latif, DSP, Mirpure, Azad Kashmir. Afreedom movement leader who spearheaded attack on Kotli and Mirpure in 1947-48
Lt General Umer Farooq Shaikh, Pakistan Army, Mirpure Azad Kashmir
Sheikh Ghulam Mohmad,rtd labour officer from saloora Ganderbal srinagar Kashmir heirs from sheikh dynasty since hundred of years.
Sheikh Manzoor Hussian bagh azad kashmir. Chairman Al Sheikh Welfare Association
Sheikh Omer Abdullah, Chief Minister, Ajk.
Sheikh Hakeem Habib-ullah Shopian renowned Medical Practitioner, Islamic scholar and leader of Mahaze-rai Shumari