Muhammad Khawas Khan Golra

Muhammad Khawas Khan belonged to Golra (Awan) family of village Hairan (Battal) , District Mansehra Pakistan. He was a Muslim and was born on 8th of March ,1908 in village Hairan. His father’s name was Qalandar Khan, a farmer. After passing his primary education in his village he was admitted in sixth class in Anglo Vernacular Middle School at Mansehra. After passing his Middle Class examination he got admission in 9th class but could not complete his Matriculation course and left the school in 1927. But he continued studying Persian and Arabic in his village from a local cleric. He then passed his Matriculation Examination as a private candidate some three years later. He died on 13th of June 1986 and is laid to rest in his native village.  He gained fame for his literary pursuits and had special interest in local tribes, history and personalities. He used to write while sitting in an orchard of apples in his village which was known as ‘Bagh-e-Khawas Khan’.

Published Works.   

1.      Tahqiq-ul-Awan, published in 1964.

2.      Roadad-E-Mujahadeen-E-Hind, published in 1983 by Maktaba-e-Rashidia Lahore.

3.      Tazkara Ulama-E-Hazara, published in 1990 posthumously.

4.      Tazkara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, published in 1976.

5.      Tazkara Saadat Gellania, published in 1972.

6.      Guldasta Shuara-E-Pakhal ,published by Majlis-e-Illam-e-Adab Rawalpindi .

7.      Zameendar Aur Kashtkar, published in 1972.

8.      Diwan Raja Baba, published in 1981.

9.      Syed Jalal Baba, published in 1982.

10.  Gohar-E-Nayab published by Majlis-e-Illam-e-Adab Rawalpindi in 1983 .

11.  Jangalat Kee Tabahi Kee Tarikh, published in 1969.

12.  Tazkara Mujahideen-E-Hazara, published in 1984.

Un Published Manuscripts. 

1.      The Holy Shrines.

2.      Tarikh Saadat-E-Kaghan.

3.      Tarikh-Ul-Quraish.

4.      Tazkara Shuara-E-Qadeem.

5.      Mansehra Ki Kahani.

6.      Tarikh-E-Aqwam-E-Mansehra.

7.      Tazkara District Mansehra.

8.      Tarikh-E-Tanawal




1.      Pani, Sher Bakhadar, Deeda-o-Shoneeda. Lahore, 1976) P.208

2.      The weekly Nishaman. Abbottabad, August 8, 1986,P.5.

3.      The Weekly Jamhoor,Mian Chunoon (Punjab) July 30, 1990, P.4.

4.      Personal Interview with Husain Shah Fida.Islamabad, F/7-1, Dated, 1-1-1991.

5.      Niaz Swati, Guldasta Shura-e-Pakhal par Aik Nazar, ( Muhammad Khawas Khan (ed) Subdegul) P. 84.

6.      The weekly Jamhoor , Abottabad, August 5, 1986,p.4.

7.      Sabiah Shaheen, Op-cit, p.69.

8.      Muhammad Khawas Khan, Tehqiq-ul-Awan, Op-cit, p.85.

9.      Ibid, p,p. 122-125

10.  Ibid, p.145.

11.  Faqir Muhammad Noor-ul-din, Tarijh Bab-ul-Awan. (Lahore, Lakhyana electric press, 1923 ) p. 146.

12.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Tehqiq-ul-Awan, Op-cit. p.249

13.  Ibid, P.315

14.  Mukhabat Hussain Awan,Awan Tarikh ka Ayna ma, op-cit, p27.

15.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Tehqiq-ul-Awan, Op-cit, p.428

16.  Sher Bakhadar Pani, Tarikh-e-Hazara, Op-cit, p.417.

17.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, ROADAD Muhthadeen-e-Hind. ( Lahore , Maktaba Rasheedia (Ltd) 32A Shah Allama Market, 1983) p.7

18.  Ibid, pp.57.58

19.  Personal Interview with Ubadullah Khan Advocate, Op-cit,

20.  Muhammad Suleman Nizami, kitab Islam Ahlay Faras wa Hazarat Suleman Farsi. ( Punjab, shirkat-e-Adbia, No date) p.9.

21.  Ibid, p.28.

22.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Hameedia Press, 1976) p.117.

23.  Ibid, p.136.

24.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Takara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, Op-cit, pp.214.215.

25.  Muhammad Sultan Nizami, Op-cit, p.216

26.  Muhammad Khawas Khan , Tazkara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, Op-cit, pp.162.163.

27.  Muhammad Sultan Nizami, Op-cit, pp.82.83.

28.  Muhammad Khawas Khan , Tazkara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, Op-cit, p.206.

29.  Muhammad Suleman Nazami Op-cit, pp.86.87.

30.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Tazkara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, Op-cit, pp.208.209.

31.  Muhammad Khawas Khan, Tazkara Saddat-e-eGillani. ( Mansehra, 1972) p.2.

32.  Ibid, pp.13.14.

33.  Ibid,pp.14.15.

34.  Ibid,pp.14.

35.  Ibid,14.15.

36.  Muhammad Khawas, Guldasta Shura-e-Pakhal, ( Rawalpindi, Majlis illam-o-Adab Post Box No 758) p.4.

37.  Muhammad Khawas Khan , Diwan Raja Baba, Op-cit, p.8

38.  Ibid, p.14.

39.  Ibid, p.19.

40.  Muhammad Khawas Khan , Syed Jakak Baba: Swan-e-eHayat. (Rawlpindi, Majlis illam-o-adab, post Box No 758, 1982)  p.16.

41.  Ibid, pp.14.15.

42.  Muhammad Khawas Khan , Gohar-e-eNayab. ( Rawalpindi, Majlis Illam o  Adab, post Box No 758 , 1985) P.24.

43.  Ibid ,p.108.

44.  Ibid ,P.29.

45.  Ibid,P.99.


·         Ahmmad, Akbar.s, Mansehra: A Journey. (Peshawar, The Pakistan Academy of rural development, 1973).

·         Ahmmad, Jalal-ud-din, Ahmmad, Iqbal-ud-Din, Tarikh-e-Khulafa. (Karachi, 1963).

·         Awan, Mukhabat Hussain, Awan :  Mushaikh-ul-Azam. (Karachi, Idara Tehqiq-ul- Awan, 1990).

·         Awan :  Mushaikh-ul-Azam.(Karachi, Idara Tehqiq-ul- Awan, 1990).

·         Burqi, Ghulam Jillani, Mo, Jan-ul-Bilan.  (London, 1972).

·         Khan, Irshad Muhammad, Traikh-e-Hazara. (Peshawar, Ahbad printers, 1976).

·         Khan, Muhammad Khawa, Diwan Raja Baba. (Rawalipindi, Majlas illam-o-Adab, post Box No. 758, 1985)

·         Gohar-e-Nayab. (Rawalpindi, Majlas illam-o-Adab, Post Box No. 758, 1985).

·         (Guldasta Shurah-e-Pakhal. (Rawalpindi, Majlas Illam-o-Adab, Post Box No.1 758, 1983).

·         Roadad Mujahadeen-e-Hind. (Lahore, Maktaba Rashidia (Ltd) 3A Shah Allam Market, 1983).

·         Subd-e-Gul. (Rawalpindi, 1984).

·         Sarquzasht Parishan. (Lahore, Alaman Press, 1963).

·         Syed Jalal Baba: Suhana Hayat.(Rawalpindi, Idara illam-o-Adab, 1981).

·         Tazkara Hazrat Suleman Farsi, Bajawab Kitab Islam Ahlay Fara Wa Hazrat Suleman Farsi. (Peshawar, Hameed Press, 1976).

·         Tazkara Saadat Gilliania. (Mansehra, 1972).

·         Tehqiq-ul-Awan. (Peshawar, Manzoor Am Press Peshawar, 1964).

·         Nizami, Muhammmad Sultan, Kitab-e-Islam Ahlay Faras

·         Wa Hazarat Suleman Farsi. (Lahore, Lakyana electric press, 1923).

·         Noor-ud-din, Faqir Muhammad, Tarikh Bab-ul-Awan. (Lahore, Lakhyana electric Press, 1923).

·         Pani, Sher Bahadur, Deeda-o-Shuneeda. (Peshawar, n.p, 1978).

·         Tarikh-e-Hazara. (Firstendition) (Abbotabad, Alshafa clinic, 1969).

·         Tarikh-e-Hazara. (Second edition) (Lahore, 1986).

·         Shafi, Sabir, Shakhslat-e-Sirhad. (Peshawar, University book agency, Khyber bazaar, 1990).

·         Shaheen, Sabiah, The Golra family of Hazara. (Unpublished thesis MA (Pak-studies) submitted to Pak-study center University of Peshawar, 1986).

·         Shah, Syed Younis, Mirza Mahmood Sirhadi: Hayat Wa Shairi. (Unpublished thesis M.Phil Urdu)

·         Submitted to Aiou. Islamabad, 1986.

Unpublished Books

·         Khan, Muhammad Khawas, Tarikh-e-Tanawal. (Unpublished, 1972).

Newspapers and weeklies.

·         The daily Haider, Rawalpindi.

·         The daily Jung, Rawalpindi.

·         The daily Muslim, Islamabad.

·         The daily Nawa-e-Waqat, Rawalpindi.

·         The weekly Jaiza, Mansehra.

·         The weekly Jamhoor, Abbottabad.

·         The weekly Jamhoor, Mian Chunoon (Punjab).

·         The weekly Nishaman, Abbottabad.

·         Hazara Gazatteer, 1982-1983, Abbottabad



1.      Monthly Khabarnama, Tehqiqati academy adab-osaq-afat, Buffa, (Mansehra) November, 19886.

2.      Gul-e-Sirah, Three months literary report, Tehiqati academy adab-o-saqafat, Buffa, Mansehra, September, October, November, 1986.


Personal interviews.

1.      Khan, Baidar, village hairan, P/o Battal, Mansehra.

2.      Muhammad, Mullana Doust, Village Mangloor, Manshera.

3.      Akhtar, Bashir Mahmood, chief editor, AIOU, Islamabad.

4.      Shah, Syed Hussain, R/O   G/7-1, Islamabad.

5.      Khan, Ubadullah advocate, R/O Battal, Mansehra.



Personal Diary


·         Khan, Muhammad Khawas, Personal annual dairy, unpublished,, No.1.


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