Bomba (tribe)

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The Bomba , also spelled as Bambas, are a powerful tribe of Muzaffarabad District in Azad Kashmir Pakistan. They are also found in the Mansehra District of the North West Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) of Pakistan.[1] A few also live in Kupwara district of Kashmir.

History and origin[edit]

The Bombas/Bambas style themselves as 'Sultans', and claim origins from the Quraysh Arab tribe, and say that the name Bomba is a corruption of Bani Omayyah.The ancestor of the tribe is Abdullah Al Asghar the son of Othman Ibn Affan and Ruqayyah bint e Rasoolallah. The family tree is available at International Library Muzaffarabad. Some people[who?] are trying to prove them from the Rajput origins. The family tree which is available at the muzaffarabad library. It is attested in 1905 A.D. Many families are related with it. Especially the family of Pir Faqirullah Bakoti and Sultan Hasan Ali Khan of Boe are also belongs to the same tribe. The second edition of this family tree was published in 1920 A.D. but not at the time of partition. Many books and historians are also agreed that the Bambahs are not the local residents of Kashmir.They are migrated from Badakshan to Kashmir with Zul Qadar Khan at the time of Halakoo Khan. The names historians are Hashmatullah Lakhnavi,[2] Molana Nadvi,[3] Mohammadudin Fouq,[4] Tahir Almaki [5] Al Masudi.[6]

For the family tree Please visit Bambah Usmani

Bombas of Hazara Division[edit]

The Bomba are found in smaller numbers in the Boi tract of the Mansehra District also in mansehra city of the Hazara Division of the North West Frontier Province/Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. They are represented by two main families, one of Boi and the other of Jabri Kahsh. The Boi family is an important one in this region.[7]

Bombas of Keran Kupwara[edit]

Karen is a village located in Jammu and Kashmir, on the Indo-Pakistan border in the Neelum Valley on the bank of the Neelum (Kishanganga) river. The Keran block includes three villages: Keran, Mundiyan and Pathran. After 1947 the partition of subcontinent led separation of many Bomba Families into two wings of Kashmir. In 1992, a flood swept over most of the cultivated land and houses in the village.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India. Provincial Series: Kashmir and Jammu Adamant co, p9
  2. ^ Tareekh e Jamu
  3. ^ Arab o Hind Kay Tauluqt
  4. ^ Tareekh e Aqwam e Kashmir
  5. ^ Haqiqi Ahle Bait yani Rasoolalah Ki Ghar Walian
  6. ^ Tareekh e Masudi
  7. ^ Punjabi Musalmans by J M Wikely