Ghazi Khan

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Ghazi Khan Mirrani Baloch
Coronation 15th Century
Burial Tomb of Ghazi Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan
House Baloch
Father Malik Sohrab Mirrani
Religion Islam

Ghazi Khan Mirrani (Balochi, Urdu غازی خان دودائي) was the son of Malik Sohrab Mirrani, a Baloch mercenary from Dodai tribe who moved to Multan, Pakistan in the late 15th century at the behest of the Langah dynasty of Rajputs. He was accompanied by his sons, Ghazi Khan, Fatih Khan and Ismail Khan.[1]

The Derajat had its existence as an historical area to the Baloch immigration in the fifteenth century. Sultan Husain, the Langah Dynasty's Sultans of Multan, being unable to hold his trans-Indus possessions, called in Baloch mercenaries, and assigned these territories to Malik Sohrab Dodai in jagir. Malik's sons, Ghazi Khan, Ismail khan and Fateh Khan, founded the three Deras or 'settlements' named after them.

Tomb of Ghazi Khan[edit]

The tomb of Ghazi Khan, locally called as handeera in Balochi was built in the beginning of 15th century. This seems like the tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam in Multan. It is located in the Mulla Quaid Shah Graveyard. Its main gate is from eastern side and two small doors are in side of north and south. Every side of the tomb is 13 feet (4.0 m) and 3 inches (76 mm) from inside and there are conical minarets from the outside. Its circular distance from the earth is 17 feet (5.2 m) and half. The half diameter of the conical minarets remains 34 inches (860 mm) on the highest of 19 feet (5.8 m). There are 28 ladders from northern side in the internal side. The graveyard was built up around the tomb of Ghazi Khan. This is the oldest building in the city. The tomb condition is continuously deteriorating and many social activists are raising voice to preserve this heritage.[2]

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  1. ^ Rose, H. A. and Maclagan Ibbetson. 1990. Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province. Asian Educational Services, ISBN 81-206-0505-5, ISBN 978-81-206-0505-3, pg. 44
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