Biography of Amir Dost Mohammad Khan

Amir Dost Mohammad Khan


After many years of civil war, Dost Mohammad Khan came to power and ruled Afghanistan from 1826 to 1863. During the first Anglo-Afghan War, Dost Mohammad Khan surrendered himself to the British, and was sent to India to live as a hostage. After the Afghans, led by his son, Sardar Mohammad Akbar Khan, defeated the British Army, Dost Mohammad Khan returned to Afghanistan and regained the throne. He then consolidated his power; he captured Kandahar in 1855, and Herat in 1863. A few days later after the capture of Herat, he died. He was born in 1793.