Shams Khan (Sudhan)
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Head-men of Sudhan tribe
|Leader of Poonch|
|Born||1778 Poonch, Kashmir and Jammu|
|Died||18 July 1837 (aged 58)|
Poonch, Kashmir and Jammu
Shams Khan the head-men of the Sudhan tribe. Who went into revolt against Gulab Singh. Singh made Kahuta his headquarter to deal with Sudhan insurgents. Shams Khan had raised the standard of revolt and had captured hill forts from a Raja. Gulab Singh placed one Rupee over the head of man, woman or child connected to the insurgents, this way about 6,000 Sudhans perished in the hills. Some Sudhan women were taken captives and sold into slavery. Sudhan leaders Sabz Ali Khan and Malli Khan were flayed alive at Mong.Shams Khan was killed by a traitor Nur Khan Terola in the Daigwal village of Poonch.
- (also spelled Sardar Shams Khan, Sardar Shamus Khan, Sardar Shamas Khan)
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