Abd al-Samad Khan

Abd al-Samad Khan (died 1737) was the Mughal Empire's subahdar of Lahore Subah from 1713 to 1726. He was appointed by the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar.[3] He was descended from the Ansari family of Panipat.[4] He was succeeded as governor of Punjab by his son Zakariya Khan Bahadur. He also had one daughter named Sharaf un Nisa.[5]

Abd al-Samad Khan[1]
Subahdar of Lahore
Abd al-Samad Khan received by Jahandar Shah.jpg
Mughal Army commander Abd al-Samad Khan received by emperor Jahandar Shah
PredecessorIzzat Khan
SuccessorZakariya Khan Bahadur (son)
BornAbd al-Samad Khan Ansari
Military career
AllegianceMughal Empire
Service/branchSubedar of Lahore Subah
RankWali, Faujdar, Ispahsalar, Subedar
Battles/warsMughal-Sikh Wars,


During his tenure as viceroy he fought many wars with the Sikh army and captured Banda Singh Bahadur in the Battle of Gurdas Nangal In March 1715, the army, under the rule of Abd al-Samad Khan,[6] drove Banda Bahadur and the Sikh forces into the village of Gurdas Nangal, Gurdaspur, Punjab and laid siege to the village.[7][8] but on 7 December 1715 the Mughals broke into the garrison and captured Banda Singh and his companions.[9]

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  1. ^ "ʿAbd al- Ṣamad Khan | Mughal governor".
  2. ^ Singha, H.S. (1 January 2005), Sikh Studies, Book 6, Hemkunt Press, ISBN 978-81-7010-258-8
  3. ^ "Abd Us Samad Khan - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia".
  4. ^ Charles Francis Massy (1890). Chiefs and Families of Note in the Delhi, Jalandhar, Peshawar and Derajat Divisions of the Panjab. Pioneer Press.
  5. ^ http://www.sikh-heritage.co.uk/warriors/Banda%20Bahadur/Banda%20Bhadur.htm
  6. ^ Jawandha, Nahar (2010). Glimpses of Sikhism. New Delhi: Sanbun Publishers. p. 82. ISBN 9789380213255.
  7. ^ Pletcher, Kenneth (2010). The History of India. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 200. ISBN 9781615302017.
  8. ^ Hoiberg, Dale (2000). Students' Britannica India, Volumes 1-5. New Delhi: Popular Prakashan. p. 157. ISBN 9780852297605.
  9. ^ "Banda Singh Bahadar – Bandai or Tatt Khalsa?". Singh Sabha Canada. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2016.