Shergarh, Tanawal

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For other places with the same name, see Shergarh (disambiguation).

Shergarh, Tanawal is a village and union council in Oghi Tehsil, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[1] It was once the summer capital of the former Tanawal State (also called Amb State).[2]

Summer residence of the Nawab of Amb, Shergarh, Mansehra

History[edit]

Shergarh was traditionally the summer residence of the Nawabs of Amb, which was incorporated in Pakistan in 1972, and is now part of Mansehra district of Hazara division, Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province. During the 1960s, when the other residences of the Amb Nawab, i.e. Amb and Darband, were flooded by the construction of the Tarbela Dam on the River Indus, Shergarh became the main residence.

Present situation[edit]

Today, Shergarh is a modest-sized village with few amenities. Its most prominent feature is the "Shergarh Fort", where the Nawab resided and where the present chief of Tanolis and son of the last Nawab, Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed Khan lives part of the year.

In recent years, Shergarh and some of its environs split from the Tanawal area and came under the jurisdiction of the Oghi tehsil/subdivision of Mansehra district.

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