Hasan Mahmudi (or Mahdi) Kamboh

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Hasan Mahmudi (or Mahdi) Kamboh

Hasan Mahmudi (or Mahdi) Kamboh was an ancestor of the Kamboh Nawabs of Meerut. He was a Wazir (minister) of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni (971 AD – 1030 AD) and came to India during one of Sultan’s war expeditions against the India during tenth/eleventh centuries. Hasan Mahmudi Kamboh captured the city of Meerut from its Raja Mai. Many Kamboh soldiers of his regiment are stated to have fallen during the attack. To perpetuate their memory, Husan Mahmudi erected Jama Masjid in 1019 AD, adjacent to where his Kamboh soldiers fell fighting during attack on Meerut. It was later repaired by Mughal Emperor Humayun in sixteenth century. Hasan Mahmudi’s descendants later built another important building called Sangi Mahal. Both these ancient buildings still exist in Meerut. In later times, the most notable members from Hasan Mahmudi’s family wereNawab Mohammad Khan alias Nawab General Kheir Andesh Khan and Nawab General Kheir Andesh Khan Sani. Nawab Mohammad Khan who flourished in the reigns of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb had built the famous Khairnagar gate, Meerut fort, and many other buildings in Meerut.

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Deepak Kamboj started and coeptualized the powerful interactive platform – KambojSociety.com in September 2002, which today is the biggest and most popular online community portal for Kambojas in the world. He was inspired by the soical and community work carried out by his father Shri Nanak Chand Kamboj. He has done research on the history, social aspects, political growth and economical situation of the Kamboj community.