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Ruhullah Khan I
(–1692)


Positions Held

Subedar of Hyderabad 1689
Subedar of Bijapur 1688
Qiladar of Ahmednagar 1685 and 1686
Second Bakhshi 1681
Mir Bakhshi 1681 and 1688-92
Mir Atish 1679
Khan-i-Saman 1678
Mir Tuzuk 1678, 1678-79, 1680, 1680-81, 1681 and 1682
Faujdar of Miyan-i Doab or Saharanpur 1676
Faujdar of Saharanpur 1675 and 1676? (or Miyan-i Doab?)
Faujdar of Dhamuni 1673 and 1674
Akhtabegi 1668-71 and 1677-78
Mir Bakhshi of Ahdis 1663 and 1668-71

Biographical

He became close confidant of the Emperor Aurangezeb and reached a mansab of 5000/4000 in 1686. He took part in a number of military expeditions. He fell out of favour with the emperor between 1673 and 1675, and also after 1688, but was pardoned and remained a great favourite.

 

Sources

1. Muhammad Afzal Khan, 1987. Iranian Nobility Under Shahjahan and Aurangzeb. Thesis. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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