Sher Khan Bahadur

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Sher Khan Bahadur
شیر خان بہادر
File:Lt Col Sher Khan.png
BornMong, Jammu and Kashmir, British India
DiedPoonch, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Unit5 AK Regiment (1947-1948), 76th Punjab Infantry of Sudhan Muslims (1919-1922)
Battles/warsThird Anglo-Afghan War, 1947 Poonch rebellion,
AwardsAsian Lion, Sher-e-Jang (lion of battle), Mard-e-Mujahid, Shaheed-e-Kashmir, Fakhr-e-Kashmir

Lieutenant Colonel Sher Khan Bahadur was a soldier in the British Indian Army. He was active during the Third Anglo-Afghan War from 1919-1922 and he was awarded by the British with title of 'Asian Lion' for his valorous actions against Afghan Army. In 1947 Bahadur founded '5 AK Regiment' a force of Azad Kashmir Regular Force, an guerilla force surrounded by the Sudhans during 1947 Poonch rebellion, where he gave guerrilla training to the soldiers to fight Dogra and Indian troops, He sold his property located in Punjab to fund his regiment's uniforms and ammunition. After many successful guerrilla strikes Khan was killed at Chajja Hill Poonch sector on 9th of July 1948 during an ambush on Indian troops. He belonged to the Sudhan family.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]

  • Khan of Mong
  • Sher Ahmed Khan
  • Khan Muhammad Khan
  • Hussain Khan
  • Bostan Khan


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  1. "Founder of 5 AK Regiment: Lt col Sher Khan Shaheed 9th July 1948". 2014.
  2. "Roll of Honour – Officers (Azad Kashmir Regiment 1947-1948)".
  3. "Sudozai tribes of Kashmir". 2015.