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.
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. His son-in-law Shakir Ullah Durrani was the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, while, his granddaughter, Tehmina Durrani, is an author.His grand son , Nawab Sadiq Husain Qureshi was the Chief Minister of Punjab during the regime of Mr. Bhutto.
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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.
- Nawab Muhammad Hayat Khan
- Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan
- Rohail Hyatt
- Tehmina Durrani
- Ahsan Azhar Hayat Khan
- http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/indiaof/indiaofficeselect/Handlist.asp?FName=E240&BRef=Mss+Eur+E240. Retrieved April 24, 2012. Missing or empty
- Prof. Iftikhar H Malik, Sir Sikandar Hayat:A Political Biography, Islamabad, 1985, p.11 and p. 154 (Appendix 2)
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