Nawabzada Shahryar Mohammad Khan
(born 29 March 1934) is a former career Pakistan
diplomat who rose to the position of Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
in 1990, and remained so till his retirement from service in 1994; he was later appointed as UN SRSG to Rwanda (1994-1996).
Nawabzada Shahryar Muhammed Khan is descended from the Orakzai
tribe of Tirah
, (present day Afghanistan). He was born in the Qasr-e-Sultani, Bhopal (a princely state, honoured with 19 gun-salute), British India
in the pre-partition era. He is the only son and male heir of both Nawab Muhammad Sarwar Ali Khan, the ruler of former princely state
of Kurwai and princess Abida Sultan
(Suraya Jah, and Nawab Gauhar-i-Taj) Begum Sahiba, herself the Crown Princess and the eldest daughter of last ruling Nawab of Bhopal
, Haji-Hafiz Sir Muhammad Nawab Hamidullah Khan
, who reigned state of Bhopal
after a prolonged era of Begums regime (the queens).
Shahryar Muhammed Khan's maternal grand father, H.H. Hameedullah Khan
, was the closest companian of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah
, during the era of Pakistan movement. His eldest daughter, princess Abida Sultan
titled Nawab Gauhar-i-Taj - being the crown princess, former president of the Ministers' Cabinet, Bhopal
, and the Chief Secretary, Government of Bhopal
- was supposed to be the next ruler of the state. Shahryar Muhammed Khan left India with his mother for Pakistan in 1950. Prior to migration, he was educated at the Daly College
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