The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Chitral, Shuja-ul-Mulk, Mehtar of

Chitral, Shuja-ul-Mulk, Mehtar of; About the year 1880, one Aman-ul-Mulk was the Chief of Chitral, having received a Subsidy from the British Government. He died in 1892 and his son Afzul-ul-Mulk succeeded him; but believing that the claims of one Nizam-ul-Mulk were being supported by the British, he ran away leaving the latter in undisputed possession of Chitral. Nizam-ul-Mulk’s claim was recognised by the Government and a Resident was placed in Chitral. In 1895 however, Nizam-ul-Mulk was murdered and the fort of Chitral taken possession of by one Amir-ul-Mulk. This man was soon after ousted by his brother Shuja-ul-Mulk, who was recognised as a provisional Mehtar. Disturbances arose soon after in Chitral, the result of which was that Shuja-ul-Mulk was confirmed as Mehtar. Since then the principality has been under the protection of the British and has been enjoying peace. Address: Chitral, N.W.F. Province, India.