Colonel Khan Muhammad Khan (Urdu: کرنل خان محمد خان) was a prominent soldier and politician in Poonch, serving in the Legislative Assembly (Praja Sabha) of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir until 1947. Later he served as the Chairman of the War Council during the 1947 Poonch Rebellion (regarded as the "War of Independence" by the Poonchis).Khan Muhammad Khan was born in 1882, in a village called Chhachhan (now Khan Abad) in the Sudhnuti tehsil of the Poonch jagir. He belonged to an elite Sudhan family.
After learning Quran at home, he went to school in Kahuta (Rawalpindi district) at age 10. After the completion of primary school, he joined the British Indian Army in 1902.
Khan participated in World War I, receiving the Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IDSM). He retired from the Army with the rank of Subedar-major.
After retirement from the army, Khan was employed as the police inspector of Poonch by the Raja Baldev S