Muhammad Akram Khan

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Not to be confused with Mohammad Akram Khan.
Mohammad Ismail Khan, son of Mohammad Akram Khan, at the Delhi Durbar, 1911
Shergarh, the summer residence of the Nawab of Amb

Nawab Sir Muhammad Akram Khan KCSI (1868–1907), was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Amb from 1877 until his death in 1907.

The son of Jehandad Khan,[1] he was only nine years old when his father died, and there were fears that Madad Khan, the ruling Khan of Phulra, might assert a claim.[2]

He built the fort at Shergarh, as well as those at Dogah and Shahkot. His rule was a peaceful time for Tanawal, with no major conflicts. As well as being appointed a knight commander of the Order of the Star of India, he also received from the British Crown the title of Nawab Bahadur[3] and this title was eventually granted to his descendants in perpetuity. The Imperial Gazetteer of India reported that in 1901 Amb had an area of 204 square miles and a population of 31,622.[4]

He should not be confused with Muhammad Akram Khan (1817–1852), one of the sons of Dost Mohammad Khan, Emir of Afghanistan.[5]


  1. ^ Pedigree
  2. ^ Hubert Digby Watson, Gazetteer of the Hazara District, 1907 (1908), p. 193
  3. ^ Roper Lethbridge, The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled or Decorated, of the Indian Empire (Adamant Media Corporation, Reprint of 2001, ISBN 1402193289), p. 328
  4. ^ Sir Richard Burn, ed., Imperial Gazetteer of India, vol. 23 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908), p. 219
  5. ^ Christine Noelle, Christine Noelle-Karimi, State and Tribe in Nineteenth-century Afghanistan: The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863) (Routledge, 1997, ISBN 0700706291), pp. 36, 387