BHOPAL

The Mirazi Khel Dynasty

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1723 - 1728 Khan-i-Muazzam Masnad-i-Ala Nawab Dost Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nau Safaraz, Sardar Diler Jang, Nawab of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal. b. in Tirah, Afghanistan, ca. 1672. Arrived in India with his father in 1696-1697 and entered the service of Sardar Jalal Khan, a noble of his own tribe, later that of Emperor Aurangzeb ca. 1705, a Jemadar under the service of the Raja of Sitamau, Mukhtar (guardian) to the Thakurani Regent of Mangalgarh 1708-1709. Received Berasia (22 miles north of Bhopal) in fief from Taj Muhammad Khan, 1709. Attacked the Naib Subedar Bhaiya Bhai, defeated him in battle and annexed the parganas of Sehore, Ichhawar, Doraha and Bhanwargah, 1716. Seized Shamsabad shortly afterwards. Received Jagdishpur (renamed Islamnagar) in jagir and the title of Khan Bahadur from the Emperor Farrukh Siyar, 3rd July 1716. Granted the additional title of Nawab and Sardar Diler Jang by the Emperor Farrukhsiyar on 28th September 1718, and Nau-Sarfaraz by Emperor Muhammad Shah on 10th April 1725. Founded Fatehgarh ("the Fort of Victory") 10th September 1723. Declared his independence in 1723 and established the state of Bhopal. Fell foul of Asaf Jah I of Hyderabad for siding with the Sayyid brothers, forced to cede Islamnagar and much of his territory, pay a tribute of 10 lakhs and to surrender his eldest son as a hostage in 1724. Thereafter served as the Nizam's Qiladar or Fort Governor. m. several wives, including (first) at Tirah, before 1703, Mehraj Bibi Sahiba, a lady from another clan of the Orakzai tribe, by whom he had four children. m. (second) … m. (third) at Mangalgarh, ca. 1709, Fateh Bibi Sahiba (d.s.p. before 1728, bur. Fatehgarh), a Rajput lady from the household of Thakur Anand Singh Solanki, of Mangalgarh. m. (fourth) Kunwar Sardar Bai Sahiba, a sister or daughter of Thakur Anand Singh Solanki, of Mangalgarh. m. (fifth) Taj Bibi Sahiba [Jai Kunwar], a Hindu girl presented as a spoil of war by the zamindar of Kaliakheri, by whom he had three children. He d. at Fatehgarh, Bhopal, March 1728 (bur. there), having had issue, six sons and five daughters, by different wives:
Nawab Dost Muhammad Khan, and his wife, Fatah Bibi, also adopted a son:
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1728 - 1742 Nawab Sultan Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal. b. 1720, eldest legitimate son of Khan-i-Muazzam Masnad-i-Ala Nawab Dost Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nau Safaraz, Sardar Diler Jang, Nawab of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal, educ. privately. Proclaimed by his paternal uncle, Sardar Aqil Muhammad Khan, following the death of his father, March 1728. Reigned under the Regency of Sardar Aqil Muhammad Khan until the return and assumption of that officer by his elder half-brother, Yar Muhammad Khan, on 30th August 1728. Seized Fatehgarh and attempted to regain power on the death of Yar Muhammad Khan in 1742. Defeated by Maimola Bai and Diwan Bijai Ram and fled to Kurwai and then to Rahatgarh. Granted Rahatgarh, Bandar Jamla and the surrounding districts in jagir in return for a renunciation of the musnaid of Bhopal. m. and had issue, a son and a daughter:
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