Hossein Qoli Khan Bakhtiari llkhan's murder and role of Mo'tamed Al-Dowleh, Fars Governor in the plot
Hossein Qoli Khan llkhani Bakhtiari was murdered based on an order given by Naser-AI-Din Shah and his son, Zel-AI-Sultan. Prince Farhad Mirza Mot'amed-AI-Dowle, Governor of Fars had a major hand in the slain. It is believed he had animosities with the llkhani Bakhtiari therefore stirring the Qajar king against him. Differences between Qashgaiee, Bakhtiari tribes and Falard ownership was the major sources of differences between Mot'amed-Ai-Dowleh and llkhani. Sending several letters and telegraphs to Nase-AI-Din Shah. Due to instigations and plots of Mot'amed, the king was therefore alarmed against llkhani's Strength, and decided to kill him at his earliest convenience.