Liaqat Hayat Khan

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Khan Bahadur Nawab Sir Liaqat Hayat Khan KCIE OBE (also sometimes 'Liaquat Hyat Khan'), (February 1887 – 1948) was an Indian official who served for most of his career as a minister and later Prime Minister of Patiala State, in British India.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sir Liaqat was the son of Nawab Muhammad Hayat Khan, CSI, Jatt Khattar, of Wah (now in Pakistan Punjab), and the elder brother of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan.[2] His son-in-law Shakir Ullah Durrani[citation needed] was the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, while, his granddaughter, Tehmina Durrani, is an author.[citation needed]His grand son , Nawab Sadiq Husain Qureshi was the Chief Minister of Punjab during the regime of Mr. Bhutto.


He was educated privately . Liaqat Hyat was employed as a police officer in the Imperial Police.His excellent performance was noticed by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala at the Imperial Durbar in 1911 at Delhi . His Highness Patiala invited him to take charge as the Home Minister of the State . In due course, he was appointed Prime Minister of the state. His prowess and deft handling of the socio-political and financial affairs of Patiala were highly appreciated by His Highness He was knighted by the Imperial government and Maharaja Patiala nominated him as a delegate to represent the Chamber of Princes on behalf of the Patiala State at the Round Table Conferences in London, [England]. Subsequent to his retirement from Patiala in 1938 , he was appointed as the Political Advisor to the State of Bhopal After Independence/Partition in August 1947, he moved to Lahore and accepted the post of the new country's ambassador to France . Before he could assume office , he passed away at Murree in 1948.

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  1. ^ Retrieved April 24, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ Prof. Iftikhar H Malik, Sir Sikandar Hayat:A Political Biography, Islamabad, 1985, p.11 and p. 154 (Appendix 2)

His family.