Panahali khan (1693-1763)
The founder of the Karabakh khanate, Panahali Khan Javanshir was a descendant of the famous Javanshir dynasty of Karabakh. He was born in 1693.
He became famous as a prominent commander and statesman. During his reign, Shahbulag Castle and Askeran Fortress were built, where large-scale construction and building works were carried out.
However, the most important of his work was the city-fortress, which he started to build in 1752, and which was first named Panahabad and later called Shusha.