Azim Khan

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Azim Khan (Pashto: عظیم خان‎, Hindi: अज़ीम ख़ान) was an ethnic Pashtun and the governor of Kashmir during the period 1810-1816. Prior to him the governor was Abdullah Khan Alukzai (1796–1808).

Azim Khan owed Ranjit Singh an annual tribute of 8 lakh (800,000) rupees. He refused to pay up and Ranjit Singh invaded, but Azim Khan was able to offer Nazrana to him. However he was decisively defeated at the Battle of Nowshera.

At the end of 6 years of rule, he took 2 crore (20 million) of rupee worth of property, and appointed his younger brother Jabbar Khan as the governor. Jabbar Khan was defeated by the Ranjit Singh's army in 1819.