Mian Family Baghbanpura

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The Shalimar Gardens in Baghbanpura, Lahore.

The Mian family of Baghbanpura is a prominent noble family of Lahore, Pakistan.

Belonging to the Arain tribe of Punjab region, they originally owned the land near Baghbanpura on which the Shalimar Gardens were built. The land was handed to the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and in return custodianship of the Shalimar Gardens was granted to the family in 1641.[1][page needed] The Mian family ceased to be custodians of the site in 1962, after the imposition of martial law in Pakistan by General Muhammad Ayub Khan.[citation needed]

Descendants of the Baghbanpura family now live in new localities of Lahore but still own large lands and the family graveyard in Baghbanpura.

Notable family members[edit]


  1. ^ Islam & Empire by David Gilmartin, published by University of California press, 1988
  2. ^ Shalamar Bagh, World Heritage Series published by UNESCO
  3. ^ Justice Shah Din: A Biography by Bashir Ahmad – Pub. 1962
  4. ^ Father and Daughter: A Political Autobiography by Jahan Ara Shahnawaz – 1971 – 304 pages

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Lahore, by Muhammad Latif, published in 1892