Musa Khan (Bengal)

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Musa Khan (Bengali: মুসা খাঁ) (reigned: 1599-1610) was the leader of Bara-Bhuiyans of the Bhati region. He was the son and successor of Isa Khan.[2]

Musa Khan
Leader of Bara-Bhuiyans of Bengal
IssueMasum Khan[1]
HouseJangalbari Fort
FatherIsa Khan


He was the eldest son of Isa Khan, probably by his first wife Fatima Bibi, daughter of Syed Ibrahim Danishmand.[3][4] After the death of his father in 1599, Musa Khan took power of Bengal as the chief of the Bara-Bhuiyans. Continuing his father's legacy, he resisted Mughal invasion for more than a decade until 10 July 1610 when he was dethroned by Islam Khan, the army general of the Mughal Jahangir, and imprisoned him.[5][6] Later during the reign of Subahdar Ibrahim Khan Fath-i-Jang (reigned: 1617-1624), he became loyal to the Mughal force. He actively participated in the conquest of Tripura and the suppression of revolt in Kamrup.[2]


He died in 1623 in Dhaka. He was buried in Bagh-i-Musa-Khan, close to Musa Khan Mosque. It is situated within a present-day residence hall compound of Dhaka University.[2]


  1. ^ Muazzam Hussain Khan. "Masum Khan". Banglapedia: The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Retrieved Nov 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Muazzam Hossain Khan. "Musa Khan". Banglapedia. Retrieved Nov 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Karim, Nurul (1954), S. Moinul Haq (ed.), "Role of 'Isa' Khan in the History of East Pakistan", Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, Pakistan Historical Society: 129
  4. ^ Taifoor, Syed Muhammed (1965), Glimpses of Old Dhaka: a short historical narration of East Bengal and Aassam, S. M. Perwez, p. 94
  5. ^ Feroz, M A Hannan (2009). 400 years of Dhaka. Ittyadi. p. 12.
  6. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 165. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.