Mir Yar Beg Sahibzada

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Mir Yar Beg Sahibzada was a Central Asian ruler who, in 1651 became chief of the Tajik tribes in Yaftal, as they had invited him to come to them from Samarkand. However two years later his dissatisfied subjects rebelled against him, built a fort at Lai Aba, and raised the Tajik Shah Imad as their chief. Mir Yar Beg then retired to the court of Aurungzeb in India via Chitral. He was later invited to return to Yaftal, and did so, waging war against Shah Imad and defeating him. Mir Yar Beg was then appointed chief of Badakhshan by Sabhan Kuli Khan of Kunduz.

Mir Yar Beg later failed to pay the required tribute to Sabhan Kuli Khan, who then sent Mahmud Bi Atalik, chief of Balkh and Bokhara, against Mir Beg. Mir Beg, buckling under pressure, agreed to pay tribute for two years.

Mir Yar Beg died in 1699, leaving behind ten sons and dividing the province of Badakhshan among his nine sons. The eldest son Qazi Arab was settled in Chitral.[1]

The descendants of Qazi Arab are living in Koosh Manstuj, Chitral.

References[edit]

Arab, W. Q. (1662 [1072]). A Persian manuscript about the brief history of Yar Beg regime and genealogy of his decedents: his trip from Badakhshan via Chitral to the court of Abul Muzaffar Muhy-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir and back to Badakhshan. Manuscript, Mastuj/ Chitral Old records [Box No. 176,177/10], Archives Library Peshawar, Chitral.

Sources[edit]

  • Revelations Regarding Badakhshan. The Asiatic quarterly review, Volume 9. Swan Sonnenshein & Co., 1895 [1]
  1. ^ Qazi Arab,Walizada;(1072 A.H), A Persian manuscript about the brief history of Yar Beg regime and genealogy of his decedents:his trip from Badakhshan via Chitral to the court of Abul Muzaffar Muhy-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir;Archives Library Peshawar holding N0.176-177/10.