Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Khwaja Khizr Sarwani

Mausoleum of Khwaja Khizr Sarwani (Sonipat, Haryana, India)


Khwaja Khizr Sarwani was an Afghan who rose to prominence during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi (1517-1526 AD). According to a Persian inscription on the site of his tomb, Khwaja Khizr was the son of Darya Khan Sarwani. Darya Khan himself was an influential noble in the court of Sikandar Lodi. Work commenced on the tomb in 1522 and was completed by 1524 by Ibrahim Lodi.

Sarwani Afghans are descendants of Sarwanaey, son of Shah Hussain Ghori, by his second wife Bibi Mahi who was daughter of a servant of Shaikh Batan. Descendants of Sarwanaey were brought up by Bibi Mato and are also grouped under the general name of Mati tribes.


References:

1-  http://haryanatourism.gov.in
2-  Haroon Rashid, "History of the Pathans", Vol-III, pp-390-393.