Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tombs of Kotla Moshin Khan, Peshawar


Tombs of Kotla Mohsin Khan, Peshawar.


Definite information about Kotla Mohsin Khan is lacking. Khyal Bukhari has collected all available materials in his edition of Diwan-i-Mazullah Khan. According to him his father Muhibullah Khan received a grant from the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The present Kotla (i.e fortified residence) is known after Mohsin Khan.
The latter was a cousin brother of Mazullah Khan, a Pashto poet, who was contemporary of Abdul Qadir Khan Khattak (1651-1702). It is not definitely known who are buried inside monumental domes tombs. ["Peshawar: Historic City of the Frontier", Ahmad Hasan Dani, Sang-e-Meel Publications, pp-212-214]

Munsi Gopal Das in his Tarikh-i-Peshawar (p-635) gives the lineage tree of Mohib Khel Arbabs of Mohmands in which Arbab Mohsin Khan is recorded to be a son of Arbab Mohibullah Khan and grandson of Arbab Mustajab Khan (contemporary of Khushal Khan Khattak). Arbab Moshin Khan was contemporary of King Timur Shah Durrani.