BALASINOR

(Wadasinor)

 

The Babi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1882 - 1899 Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. b. at the Darbargadh, Balasinor, 17th September 1846, elder son of H.E. Nawab Shri Muhammad Zorawar Khan Edul Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, educ. privately. Proclaimed as Heir Apparent at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 30th November 1882. Installed on the musnaid, at the Darbargadh, Balasinor, 21st December 1882. Received a sanad confirming succession in accordance with Islamic laws, 23rd June 1890. m. (first) … (d. young), a daughter of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Jorawar Khan Sher Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. m. (second) Bibi Shri Masab Bibi Sahiba (d. at Balasinor, 5th June 1913, and bur. at the Nawabi Muqbara), daughter of the Thakore Sahib of Kerwada and Khadal. m. (third) Bibi Shri Raje Bibi Sahiba (d. at Balasinor, 22nd July 1910, and bur. at the Nawabi Muqbara). He d. at the Darbargadh, Balasinor 24th March 1899 (bur. at the Nawabi Muqbara), having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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1899 - 1945 Nawab Shri Muhammad Jamiat Khan II Manowar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. b. at the Darbargadh, Balasinor, 10th November 1894, only son of Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot, and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Proclaimed as Heir Apparent at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 24th March 1899. Installed on the musnaid, at the Darbargadh, Balasinor, 27th March 1899. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 9th November 1915. Deprived of his executive powers by the Government of India on account of financial mismanagement, 30th August 1933. The state was subsequently placed under the control of an administrator and the Nawab was ordered to live outside the state on account of his continued extravagance in February 1938. Thereafter settled at Baroda. Rcvd: King Edward VII Delhi Durbar Gold Medal (1903), King George V Delhi Durbar Gold Medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and King George VI Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) at Junagadh, 31st October 1915, Bima Shri Subhan Bakhte Sahiba [Junagadhwala Begum Sahiba] (d.s.p. at Virpur, 31st January 1920, bur. at the Nawabi Muqbara, Balasinor), only daughter of Nawabzada Sher Juma Khanji Rasulkhanji Sahib, Heir Apparent of Junagadh. m. (second) 1918, Bibi Shri Sardar Ba Sahiba [Kerwadawala Begum Sahiba], daughter of the The Hon. Meherban Sardar Rana Shri Raisinhji Bhasahib, Thakore Sahib of Kerwada. m. (third) at Etawah, United Provinces, February 1929, Khurshid Begum Sahiba [Tara Begum Sahiba] (d.s.p. at Delhi, 24th July 1945), a fomer dancer from Delhi. m. (fourth) at the Theatre, Virpur, 25th December 1930, Zohra Begum Sahiba, former wife of Fatu Kalu, and a daughter of former Hindu servants of the Kerwada Begum. He d. at Baroda, 2nd February 1945 (bur. at the Nawabi Muqbara, Balasinor), having had issue, two sons and five daughters:
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1945 H.H. Nawab Shri Muhammad Salabat Khan II Jamiat Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. b. at Baroda, 20th May 1944, as Nawabzada Shri Muhammad ‘Abdu’l Aziz Khan Jamiat Khan Babi,  eldest surviving son of Nawab Shri Muhammad Jamiat Khan II Manowar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, by his fourth wife, Zohra Begum Sahiba, educ. privately and at Bishop Cotton Sch, Poona. Proclaimed as Heir Apparent at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father and proclaimed as Nawab Muhammad Salabat Khanji II, 2nd February 1945. Reigned under a Council of Regency until the state acceded to the Dominion of India, 1947 (the Maharaja of Lunawarda being appointed to act for him in signing the instrument). Merged his state with the Bombay Presidency 10th June 1948. Granted the hereditary style of His Highness 1948. The Government of India amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Indian Independence medal (1947). m. H.H. Nawab Farhat Sultana Begum Sahiba, daughter of Captain Sahibzada Usman Muhammad Khan, of Palanpur, by his wife, Bima Shri Rahat Jan Bakhte Begum Sahiba, elder daughter of Khan Shri Sher Khanji Sherbulandkhanji Babi, Darbar Sahib, of Bantva. He had issue, one son and three daughters:
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