JAHĀṄDĀD KHĀN, one of the many sons of Pāindā Khān and a half-brother of Fateh Khān Wazīr, was appointed governor of Attock by Shāh Shujā', the king of Afghanistan. In 1809, Fateh Khān dethroned Shāh Shujā, placed Shāh Mahmūd on the throne and himself became prime minister. Shāh Shujā was taken prisoner at Attock by Jahāṅdād Khān who had him delivered to his brother 'Atā Muhammad Khān, the governor of Kashmīr. Fateh Khān turned towards Kashmīr and defeated and expelled 'Atā Muhammad. Jahāṅdād Khān, fearing that Fateh Khān would oust him from Attock, surrendered the fort in 1813 to Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh in return for a jāgīr and cash allowance. In 1818, Raṇjīt Siṅgh captured Peshāwar and placed it under the charge of Jahāṅdād Khān. Another Bārakzaī brother, Yār Muhammad Khān, expelled Jahāṅdād Khān from Peshāwar forcing him to flee back to Attock. Jahāṅdād Khān remained a steadfast supporter of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh till the end.
Harī Rām Gupta