He was a “Bawan Hazari Sardar” (Commander of 52000 Men Strong force) in the Mughal Army. He served as governor of Malwa and Allahabad provinces of Mughal empire. Muhammad Khan belonged to khaghzai branch of Bangash tribe.
In India they were referred to as qaum-i-bangash Bangash instead of common designation Rohilla.
Pashtuns of Farrukhabad considered themselves superior in nasab to the Rohillas, for example the latter were not allowed to marry Bangash daughters. There were following Nawab of Farrukhabad
Nawab Muhammad Khan Bangash
Nawab Qaim-Jang Qaim Khan Qaim-ud-daula
Nawab Ahmad Khan Bangash (took part in the 3rd Battle of Panipat in 1761 alongside Ahmad Shah Abdali Baba)
Nawab Muzaffar-Jang Daler Himmat Khan
Nawab Nasir-Jang Imdad Hussain Khan
Nawab Tafazzul Hussain Khan.