The Kheshgi, Khaishgi, Kheshagi, Khweshgi, or Kheshki is a prominent Sarbani Pashtun tribe and Imperial dynasty in South Asia.
|Muslim Imperial Dynasty|
|Current region||South Asia (mainly Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan)|
|Etymology||Kheshgi is derived from their ancestors' name, Kheshig, which in Mongolian means: "favored", "blessed", "glorified"|
|Place of origin||Keshik, Kerman Province , Mongol Empire|
|Titles|| Nawab of Kasur (1525) Nawab of Mamdot (1848)|
Family of Vice-Chancellors (1956)
President of India (1967)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (1984)
|Connected families|| Muhammadzai family |
|Estate(s)|| Khurja |
Lands in Charsadda
Princely State of Mamdot
The Kheshgi Tribe is divided into the following sub-tribes:
Even in the 19th-century during the British administration of India, Kheshgi tribesmen were found in Kasur District scattered about the region and they call Kasuri Pathan. A more recent article also states that over the past few hundred years they have dispersed throughout South Asia, including the following places:
Several British accounts state that the Kheshgi residing in Kasur hold pigeons in high esteem, for according to some Muslims they are a "Sayyid among birds", and killing them is hence forbidden.
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