"The Amir, Shere Ali"

Sher Ali Khan
Public DomainSher Ali Khan - Credit: John Burke
Shere Ali Khan was the son of Dost Mohammed Khan.  From 1863-1866 and again from 1868-1879 he was Amir of Afghanistan.  During the Second Anglo-Afghan War, he left Kabul and sought asylum in Russia.  He died in 1879 and his son Mohammad Yaqub Khan succeeded him as Amir.