Ayub Khan (Afghan commander)

Ayub Khan (Afghan commander)

Ayub Khan (1857 (Kabul) - April 7 1914 (Lahore) was also known as The Victor of Maiwand or The Afghan Prince Charlie and was, for a while, the governor of Herat. His father was Sher Ali Khan and his mother was the daughter of an influential Mohmand chief of Lalpura, Saadat Khan. On July 27 1880 he defeated General Burrows at the Battle of Maiwand and went on to besiege the British at Kandahar. On September 1 1880 he was defeated and routed by General Frederick Roberts at the Battle of Kandahar, which saw the end of the Second Afghan War. A year later Ayub tried again to take Kandahar, this time from Abdur Rahman Khan, the Amir, but again failed. In 1888 Ayub Khan left Persia (now Iran), where he had escaped to, and became a pensioner in British India until his death in 1914. His body was interred near the shrine of Sheikh Habib at Durrani graveyard Peshawar.

One of his sons, was later a General in the Pakistan Army, commanding a division in the 1965 War. [ [http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Afghanistan/herat2.htm Dreamwater Free Web Space: ERROR 404 ] at www.4dw.net]


External links

[http://jang.com.pk/thenews/mar2007-weekly/nos-25-03-2007/foo.htm#1 Here lies the Victor of Maiwand by Dr. Ali Jan]

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