According to the history of Afghanistan, the Kakar tribe established an empire in Afghanistan and spread the glory of their family name. The originator of the Kakar tribe is Dani, who was son of Ghourghusht and grandson of Qais Abdur Rashid. The Kakar groups in India were prominent leaders of Punjab, including a notable governer of Punjab, in the late 1800s. Under Kakar leadership, India’s Punjab rose to great heights. Some Afghan clans related to the Kakar family include:
Sanzarkhel, Taraghzai or Taragharai and Santia (sub tribe of Abubakarzai Kakar) are the biggest sub-tribes of the Kakar in Balochistan. Historians such as Abdul Hai Habibi and Bahdur Shah Zafar Kakakhel are confident that the Jadoon are also part of the Kakar tribe.
Kakar have descendants in western provinces of Pakistan but are mostly in Afghanistan and eastern Iran.
Sher Shah Suri and Kakar
Sher Shah Suri or Sher Khan’s real name was Farid Khan. His father’s name was Hassan Khan and his grandfather’s name wae Ibrahim Khan Suri. Ibrahim was a middle-class and common man of ROWA (an independent land of Afghans which included the territories of Hasan Abdal, Kabul, Peshawar, Herat, Kandahar and Koh-e-Sulaiman), and belonged to the sub-tribe Barakzai of Kakar. Barakzai is a sub-tribe of Taraghzai, son of Kakar. According to Sir Olf Caero, author of the book The Pathans, Sher Shah was born Sihasram in (Bihar) in 1479 CE, where his father was a landlord and a respected ally of a Mughal Empire. The real homeland of Sher Shah was likely located between Qaisi Ghar and Koh-e-Sulaiman, near the Kozhak range.
Kalkar Najin, in his book Sher Shah and His Times, asserts that this place is between Chaman and Ghazni and that it is Sargorgai (Toba Kakar Ranges), where the Kakar tribe has been living for centuries. Sir Olaf claims that when Sher Shah was young, he hunted and killed a lion (likely a Bengal tiger) by his own sword—and since the lion is called “Sher” in the local languages, the people of the area began to call him “Sher Khan”. Sher Shah’s hunting of the lion using a sword is similar to the story of David.
Kakar Afghan was one of the grandsons of Qais Abdur Rashid. Kakar’s father’s name was Dani son of Ghourghusht, who was son of Qais in the Afghan appendix of tribes. According to Afghan and Muslim historians, Ghourghusht was alive in 388 hijri (by the Islamic calendar). Kakar is also called in some parts of Afghanistan Kakar-khel. In Herat, Kakar is locally called Kak. Historically, the tribe has been called Kak-kor (family of Kak). The tomb of Kakar or Kak is in front of Herat central Jamia Masjid’s gate. Afghan historians say that Kakar was first buried in Kohistan, which is in Ghor province of Afghanistan, but Herat’s ruler Sultan Ghyasudin Tahglok brought the body to be re-buried in a mosque there in the city. Muhammad of Ghor was also Kakar and belongs to the sub-tribe named Taghluk or Taghruq. Dani had four more sons named Panai, Babai, Naghar and Davi. Kakar had 18 real sons and six adopted sons – 24 sons altogether. The names of Kakar’s eighteen biological sons are as follows:
Serad or Sherdad
Musazai or Musakhel
Darpikhel or Arpikhel
and adopted sons names are:
Pindar or Beadar
Kwaano and Taran
Some well-known subtribes of Kakar are Sanzarkhel, Barakzai, Parizon, Abdullahzai, Jogizai, Abubakar-zai and much more. In every province of Afghanistan, large numbers of Kakar are living. In the Balochistan province of Pakistan, eighty percent of Pashtuns are Kakars. Quetta, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Zhob, Loralai, Musakhel, Sibi and other districts or nearby areas are populated by Kakar tribe. A good number of Kakars may also ne found in Punjab and Sindh. In India, Kakar are found in Punjab, Haryana, Bulandshehr (a town of Kohana District) Rohtik, Hyderabad, Daccan, Malwah (a town of khwaja) Bihar, Bangol, Assam, Mumbai and Jona Garh.
sarghari sub cast of kakar are living on their respectve areas in majority saliyan dist of kandahar, muslimbagh(hindubagh,duki, dist of killasaifullah, kuchlak dist quetta. Ahmedkhel and SULEMAN KHAIL of naurak tehsil Gulistan, and Barakzai , Suleman khail, Ahmed khail ( sub caste of Taraghzai or Taragharai KAKAR)of Pishin and Toba KAKARI, Sanzarkhel, and Santia (sub tribe of Abubakarzai Kakar)and sarghari are the biggest sub-tribes of the Kakar in Balochistan,Balochistan_(Pakistan)>. of which Ahmedkhel is the biggest sub-tribe. Historians such as Abdul Hai Habibi and Bahdur Shah Zafar Kakakhel are confident that the Jadoon are also part of the Kakar tribe. Hanbhi which are included in Alizai Kakar. The Kakar also make the largest tribe of Pashtons. The Kibzai and Jogizai is also a sub tribe of Kakar living in Zhob and Loralai . Khajak of Sibi is also Kakar,
Kakar have descendants in western provinces of Pakistan but are mostly in Afghanistan and eastern Iran .as well as in India.