Malik Sohrab Dodai

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Malik Sohrab Dodai was a Baloch[1] mercenary who moved to Multan (Punjab) 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]

This move is seen as the establishment of Baloch presence in the Punjab, as Dodai was followed by fellow Baloch mercenaries. Shah Hussain of Langah dynasty encouraged them by offering them lands extending from Kot Kehor (Karor Lal Esan) to Dhankot (present-day Muzaffargarh).[2]



  1. ^ Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province By H. A. Rose, IBBETSON, Maclagan Published by Asian Educational Services, 1990 ISBN 81-206-0505-5, ISBN 978-81-206-0505-3, pg. 44
  2. ^ The Baloch race. A historical and ethnological sketch. M. LONGWORTH DAMES. THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, London, 1902.