The Nawab of Sardhana is an honorary Muslim title bestowed upon the descendants of the Afghan warlord and statesman Jan-Fishan Khan, for services to the British Raj – both in the failed British Afghan campaigns, as well as during the 1857 Rebellion in India. The hereditary title was once accompanied by a large jagir at Sardhana, made up largely of ancestral lands which once belonging to the Begum Samru. While these lands have mostly now been dispensed of, the descendants of Jan Fishan Khan retain the right to use the title, Nawab of Sardhana.
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