Captain Sultan Raja Haider Zaman Khan, M.B.E., Chief of Gakhars, Khanpur 1937


A double portrait, 8 x 6 ins, mounted on photographer’s card, 12¼ x 8¾ ins overall with loss to extreme top left corner of card. The photograph itself is in excellent, clean condition. The Raja, wearing jodhpurs, is pictured full length with an unidentified European holding a solar topi. The portrait is signed by the photographer Roy, Abbottabad and dated 30/5/37. The Raja appears in the Coronation Durbar , Delhi 1911, Official Directory [p205] when he was one of the members of the Imperial Cadet Corps. The family, of Afghan origins, had considerable influence in the Khanpur district of then North Western Frontier area of British India [now Pakistan] and his father, Raja Jahandad Khan, had been Assistant Commissioner of the Punjab and been sent by the government on a mission to the Amir of Afghanistan.     jun27/2

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