Nasrullah Khan

Deceased Person

1806 – 1860

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Who was Nasrullah Khan?

Nasrullah Khan or Nasr-Allah bin Haydar Tora was the Emir of Bukhara. His father was emir Haydar Tora. After Haydar's death Hussain bin Haydar Tora came to power. He died two months later and was succeeded by Umar bin Haydar Tora, who in 1827 was succeeded by Nasr-Allah bin Haydar Tora.

Nasr-Allah bin Haydar Tora was ruler in a time when the Central Asian states were under pressure from the advance of Russian Empire to the north and the British Raj in the south. Nasr-Allah bin Haydar Tora is best known in the West as the Emir who imprisoned and eventually executed in 1842 the British envoys Charles Stoddart and Arthur Conolly, and imprisoned but eventually released the Rev. Joseph Wolff who came in 1843 to seek news of them.

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Born
1806
Died
1860

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on July 23, 2013

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