Wazir Khan (Sirhind)

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Wazir Khan
Governor Of Sirhind
Governor Of Sirhind
Cause of Death Killed in Battle
Born 1635 , Mughal Empire
Died 1710
Spouse Shaharzad Begum
Issue Tulghan Khan
Full name
Mirza Askari (تلکس نینی)
Father Zahir Khan
Mother Amina Begum
Religion Sunni Islam
Occupation Governor

Wazir Khan (died 1710, real name Mirza Askari) was Governor of Sirhind, administering a territory of the Mughal Empire between the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers.[1][2]

Wazir Khan is noted for his conflicts with the Sikhs, and became infamous for ordering the execution of Guru Gobind Singh's young sons (Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh) in 1705. He was beheaded by the Sikh army led by Banda Singh Bahadur outside the Sirhind city in the Battle of Chappar Chiri in May 1710.[3][4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr Harjinder Singh, 'Sikh History in 10 Volumes', Sikh University Press, Belgium, vol 2, p.31.
  2. ^ Dr Harjinder Singh, 'Sikh History in 10 Volumes', Sikh University Press, Belgium, vol 1, pp 64, 259-60.
  3. ^ Tony Jaques (2007). Dictionary of battles and sieges. 3. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 948. ISBN 9780313335396. 
  4. ^ History of Islam, p. 506, at Google Books