Khan Bahadur Ahmed Khan – My great grandfather
This is my great grandfather. His name is Khan Bahadur Ahmed Khan. Count em – two Khans! Bahadur means “brave” and “Ahmed Khan” is still used in most of the names of the men in my mother’s family.
He would have lived in Jindiala Sher Khan, a small village named after his great great grandfather Sher Khan (yes, Lion Khan – how cool are these names?), who was given that land by the British. He might have also lived part of his life in Sheikhupura, between Jindiala and Lahore, where my I remember my grandfather’s (his son) house being.
My parents found this picture of my Mom’s paternal grandfather. It just made my day, so I had to share it. I love that he’s twisted the ends of his mustache. I love that he’s wearing a suit *and* a turban. I love his happy eyes – I remember those eyes on my Naana Jaan (Allah yarhamhu).
Rest in peace, Baray Naana Jaan! May Allah give you Jannah.