BAONI

The Asaf Jahi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

1784 - 1800 H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Asaf Jah, Amir ul-Umara, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nawab Mir Ghazi ud-din Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang. b. at Nawar, 1st February 1736, as Mir Shihab ud-din, son of Amir ul-Umara, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nawab Mir Ghazi ud-din II Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang [Mir Muhammad Panah], by his wife, Nawab Sultan Begum Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Qamar ud-din Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang [Mir Muhammad Fazil], educ. privately. Bakshi 1752-1754, Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan 2nd June 1754, Dep. Vizier 1757-1759. Granted the titles of Amir ul-Umara, 'Imad ul-Mulk, Ghazi ud-din Khan Bahadur, and Firuz Jang 12th December 1752, prom. to Nizam ul-Mulk and Asaf Jah 13th May 1753. Blinded and imprisoned Emperor Ahmad Shah in 1754 and assassinated Emperor Alamgir II in 1759. Escaped punishment by going on pilgrimage to Mecca. Received Baoni and fifty-two villages from Nawab 'Ali Bahadur, the Maratha general, 1784. m. (first) Spring 1755 (div. at Delhi, 20th February 1757), Gunna Begum Sahiba (d. 1775, bur. Bagh Jamal, Nurabad), daughter of Khan-i-Zaman, Nawab 'Ali Quli Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang, sometime Lord Chamberlain and a mansabdar of 7,000, by a poetess and former dancing girl. m. (second) at Delhi, 21st February 1757, Umda Begum Sahiba, elder daughter of Mu'in ul-Mulk, Rustam-i-Hind, Nawab Mir Manu Khan Bahadur, sometime Subadar of Lahore and Multan, by his wife, Nawab Murad Begum Sahiba [Mughlani Begum], sometime Administrator of Lahore, daughter of Jani Khan. m. (third) … He d. at Kalpi, 1st September 1800 (bur. Shrine of Farid Shakkarganj, Pakpatan, Punjab), having had issue, four (or six?) sons:
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1800 - 1815 H.H. Sahib Jah, Azam ul-Umara, Nazim ul-Mulk, Nasir ud-Daula, Nawab Chin Qilich Khan Mihin Sardar Bahadur, Zafar Jang [Mir Nasir ud-din], Nawab of Baoni. b. ca. 1756, son of H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Asaf Jah, Amir ul-Umara, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nawab Mir Ghazi ud-din Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, by his first wife, Gunna Begum Sahiba, daughter of Khan-i-Zaman, Nawab 'Ali Quli Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang, educ. privately. Granted the titles of Chin Qilich Khan Bahadur and Zafar Jang before his accession. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1st September 1800. Prom. to the titles of Sahib Jah, Azam ul-Umara, Nazim ul-Mulk, and Nasir ud-Daula. Became a tributary of the HEIC 1801. Recognised as hereditary Nawab of Baoni by the GOI, 24th December 1806. He d. at Kalpi, 11th May 1815, having had issue, a son:
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1815 - 1838 H.H. Amir ul-Umara, Amir ul-Mulk, Nazim ud-Daula, Nawab … Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang, Nawab of Baoni, son of H.H. Sahib Jah, Azam ul-Umara, Nazim ul-Mulk, Nasir ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Ghazi ud-din Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 11th May 1815. Removed his capital to Kadaura. He d. at Kadaura, 18th October 1838, having had issue:
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1838 - 1859  H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Azim ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Husain Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, Nawab of Baoni, son of H.H. Amir ul-Umara, Amir ul-Mulk, Nazim ud-Daula, Nawab … Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang, Nawab of Baoni, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 18th October 1838. Placed the administration of the state in the hands of his son, intending to make the Hajj, but was prevented from doing so because of the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny in 1857. m. several wives, including (first) 1833, the former wife of a slave named Islam, by whom he had issue, three sons. m. (second) … , by whom he had further issue. He d. at Kalpi, 18th August 1859, having had issue, four sons and two daughters, including:
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1859 - 1883 H.H. Sahib Jah, Azam ul-Umara, Rashid ul-Mulk, 'Imad ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Mehdi Husain Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Nawab of Baoni, eldest son of H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Azim ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Husayn Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, Nawab of Baoni, educ. privately. Administrator of the state during his father's lifetime, 1857-1859. Succeeded on the death of his father, 18th August 1859. Installed on the gadi and invested with the titles of Rashid ul-Mulk, 'Imad ud-Daula, and Firuz Jang. Received a sanad confirming succession in accordance with Islamic laws, 11th March 1862. Granted the additional titles of Sahib Jah and Azam ul-Umara 1863 as a reward for adopting various liberal measures, and a permanent salute of 11-guns together with the style of His Highness 26th June 1867. Received a further sanad granting him supreme judicial powers, 1867. Abdicated in favour of his son on 5th October 1883, and retired to Lucknow with a cash allowance for his maintenance. He d. at Lucknow, 21st December 1895, having had issue and only son:
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1883 - 1894 H.H. Azam ul-Umara, Muin ul-Mulk, Fakhr ud-Daula, Sahib-i-Jah, Nawab Mir Muhammad Hasan Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang, Nawab of Baoni. b. 1863, only son of H.H. Sahib Jah, Azam ul-Umara, Rashid ul-Mulk, 'Imad ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Mehdi Husain Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Nawab of Baoni, educ. privately. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 5th October 1883 and was invested with full ruling powers, 23rd February 1884. Received a sanad granting him supreme judicial powers, 1887. He d. of cholera while on a pilgrimage to Mecca, 27th June 1893, having had issue, an only son:
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1894 - 1911 H.H. Azam ul-Umara, Main ul-Mulk, Nazim ud-Daula, Nawab Riaz ul-Hasan Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, Sahib-i-Jah, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni. b. 28th October 1876, eldest son of Nawab 'Ali Hasan Khan Bahadur, and grandson of H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Azim ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Husayn Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, Nawab of Baoni, educ. privately.  Recognised as Nawab in succession to his first cousin by the GOI, 2nd August 1894 (with effect from 27th June 1893). Formally installed on the musnaid at Kadaura, 5th March 1895. Reigned under a Superintendent until he came of age and was invested with limited ruling powers, 1st January 1903. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medal (1903). m. (first) H.H. Nawab …Begum Sahiba (d. 27th February 1902), daughter of Khwaja Shahab ud-din Khan. He d. at Kadaura, 27th October 1911, having had issue four sons and two daughters:
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1911 - [1977] H.H. Azam ul-Umara, 'Imad ul-Mulk, Iftikhar ud-Daula, Nawab Sayyid Muhammad Mushtaq ul-Hasan Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jang, Sahib-i-Jah, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni. b. at Kadaura, 7th February 1896, eldest son of H.H. Azam ul-Umara, Main ul-Mulk, Nazim ud-Daula, Nawab Riaz ul-Hasan Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, Sahib-i-Jah, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni, by his first wife, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, and Daly Coll, Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 27th October 1911. Installed on the musnaid at Kadaura, 29th January 1912. Invested with limited ruling powers at Kadaura, 7th February 1918. Invested with full ruling powers, March 1921. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state into the United State of Vindhya Pradesh, 2nd April 1948. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Durbar gold medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. (first) at Kunjpura, Punjab, 2nd March 1917, H.H. Nawab Akhtar Jahan Begum Sahiba (d. at Lucknow, 12th June 1930), the eldest daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Kunjpura, in the Karnal district of the Punjab, by his wife, the eldest daughter of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Malerkotla. m. (second) at Malerkotla, November 1931, H.H. Nawab Shaukat Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Nawab Sir Muhammad Ahmad 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Malerkotla, KCSI, KCIE, by his second wife. m. (third) H.H. Nawab …Begum Sahiba. He d. 13th September 1977, having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
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[1977] H.H. Azam ul-Umara, Imad ul-Mulk, Iftikhar ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Daud Iftikhar al-Hasan Khan Sahib Bahadur, Safdar Jang, Sahib-i-Jah, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni. b. 28th February 1940, youngest son of H.H. Azam ul-Umara, 'Imad ul-Mulk, Iftikhar ud-Daula, Nawab Sayyid Muhammad Mushtaq ul-Hasan Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jang, Sahib-i-Jah, Mihin Sardar, Nawab of Baoni, by his second wife,H.H. Nawab Shaukat Begum Sahiba, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Nawab Sir Muhammad Ahmad 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Malerkotla, KCSI, KCIE, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Bahadur, following the death of his elder brother, 24th December 1946. Sometime teacher at the Lawrence Sch. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Baoni, 13th September 1977. unm.
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