Vivek Katju writes on Shahryar Khan: The prince who became a diplomat


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Former Pakistan foreign secretary Shahryar Khan, who passed away in Lahore on March 23, was perhaps the last of the Pakistani diplomats and civil and military officials who belonged to, or had strong ties with, the families of the erstwhile princely states of India. Others who come to mind are Sahabzada Yaqub Khan and Sultan Muhammed Khan. The former became the country’s foreign minister, while the latter served as foreign secretary and was one of the architects of Pakistan-China relations. Shahryar Khan’s father was Sarwar Ali Khan, the Nawab of Kurwai, a small state in what is now Madhya Pradesh....