Mirza Ghulam Murtaza

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Mirza Ghulam Murtaza
Born Qadian, India
Died 1876
Occupation rais, military personnel, physician
Spouse(s) Chiragh Bibi
Children Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Qadir
Murad Begum
Jannat Bibi
Mirza Ghulam Murtaza
Born Qadian, India
Died 1869
Qadian, India
Buried at Qadian, India
Allegiance  Sikh Empire
Service/branch Sikh Army
British Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Indian Rebellion of 1857
Anglo-Sikh wars

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza an Indian nobleman, military man and father of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He was of the royal family of Mirza rulers of the Indian subcontinent. His brother served in the British Army during the rebellion.

Professional career[edit]

Ruling the State of Qadian[edit]

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was born the son of Mirza Atta Muhammad, a nobleman and ruler of the State of Qadian. He was born in the Sikh Empire, but his royal family lost the State of Qadian and its surrounding areas to the Sikhs. In 1835, at the birth of his son Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, he had five villages returned in the State of Qadian by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. On 29 March 1849, Punjab first encountered the British, but remained loyal to the Sikh Army. He lost the areas under his control to the British. In the Indian Rebellion of 1857, he lost Qadian, which became part of the British Raj. Afterwards much of his life and money were spent in trying to get his properties back by taking his case to the British courts.[1][page needed]

Military career[edit]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh ordered him back to Qadian. He fought in Kashmir and other battle fronts. In the reign of Sher Singh, he was in the army command structure. In 1841, with a general he was sent to Mahadi and the Kulu. In 1843, he was the commander of an infantry regiment which was sent to Peshawar. He also fought in Hazara in 1848 in putting down a rebellion. In 1849, he remained loyal to the Sikh Empire. However, in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, he was loyal to the British.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was a member of the royal family Mirza rulers called the Mughals. They were the creators of the Mughal Empire. He married a woman by the name of Chiragh Bibi. He had four or five children (exact count unsure). Their names were: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Mirza Ghulam Qadir, Murad Begum and Jannat Bibi. Jannat Bibi did not live long. Murad Begum became an Ahmadi later. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is an 20th-century religious figure known from India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahid, Dost Mohammad (2007) [2000]. Taareekhe–Ahmadiyyat (Tareekh E Ahmadiyyat) [History of Ahmadiyyat] (PDF) (in Urdu) 1. India: Nazarat Nashro Ishaat Qadian. ISBN 81-7912-121-6. ISBN incorrectly printed in the book as 181-7912-121-6. Complete PDF: 19 Volumes (11,600 pages) (541.0 M). (Volume 14 meta-data appeared to closely match the original reference, but is unverified as the correct volume). 
  2. ^ Shahid, Dost Mohammad (2007) [2000]. Taareekhe–Ahmadiyyat (Tareekh E Ahmadiyyat) [History of Ahmadiyyat] (PDF) (in Urdu) 1. India: Nazarat Nashro Ishaat Qadian. p. 40. ISBN 81-7912-121-6. ISBN incorrectly printed in the book as 181-7912-121-6. Complete PDF: 19 Volumes (11,600 pages) (541.0 M). (Volume 14 meta-data appeared to closely match the original reference, but is unverified as the correct volume).