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The Kamboj (Urdu: کمبوہALA-LC: Kamboh, Punjabi: ਕੰਬੋ Kamboj), also Kamboh, is a community mainly in the Northern India and eastern Pakistan.

Regions with significant populations
India • Pakistan
Related ethnic groups
Muslim Kamboh


During Mughal ruleEdit

During the early years of Islam in India, one of the groups of this clan embraced Islam at the instance of Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya Suhrawardi (of Multan) and his son Shaikh Sadruddin.[citation needed]

Many Kamboj, such as Shahbaz Khan Kamboh,[citation needed] occupied key military and civil positions during the Turkic and the Moghul reign in northern India.[1] The historian M. Athar Ali said that "The Sayyids and the Kambohs among the Indian Muslims were specially favoured for high military and civil positions during Moghul rule".[2]


Basically, the Kambojs are related to the Jats. Numerous foreign and Indian writers have described the modern Sikh Kambojs as some of the best agriculturists of India.[3][need quotation to verify]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ See: The composition of the Mughal nobility, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, 1993, p 70, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., Robert McHenry; See also: Concise Encyclopædia Britannica, Online.
  2. ^ Ali, M. Athar (2001) [1966]. The Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzeb (Revised ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-19565-599-5.
  3. ^ India and World War 1, 1978, p 218, DeWitt C. Ellinwood, S. D. Pradhan; The Transformation of Sikh Society, 1974, p 132, Ethne K. Marenco

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