BHOPAL

The Mirazi Khel Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1926 - 1960 Major-General H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Al-Haj Nawab Hafiz Muhammad Hamidu’llah Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal, GCSI (3.6.1932, CSI 1.1.1921), GCIE (3.6.1929), CVO (17.3.1922), Assoc KStJ. b. at the Sardar Manzil Palace, Bhopal, 9th September 1894, only surviving son of H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sultan Kaikhusrau Jahan Begum Sahiba, Nawab Begum of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal, GCSI, GCIE, CI, GBE, by her husband, H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Ihtisham ul-Mulk, Nasir ud-Daula, Nawab Ahmad ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Sultan Dulha Sahib, educ. Qaida-i-Baghdadi and Alexandra Schs, Bhopal, Muslim Anglo-Oriental (MAO) Coll, Aligarh, and Allahabad Univ (BA 1915, Hon LLD). Page-of-Honour to the Viceroy of India at the Delhi Durbar 1903, Cmsnd into the Bhopal State Forces, served briefly in the Great War in Aden 1914-1915, Presdt Bhopal City Municipal Brd 1915-1916, Chief Sec 1916-1922, MEC for Finance, Law & Justice 1922-1926, C-in-C Bhopal State Forces 1924-1951. Recognised as Heir Apparent by the GOI, 20th March 1926. Succeeded on the abdication of his mother, 29th April 1926. Installed by her at Fatehgarh, Bhopal, 9th June 1926. Delegate to the first and second Round Table Conferences in London 1930-1931, Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes 1931-1932 and 1944-1947 (Mbr Standing Ctte 1926-1947, Chair Federal Finance Cttee 1936-1937). Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 12th (made public 26th) August 1947. Merged Bhopal into India as a separate entity on 30th May 1949, the state remaining so until absorbed into Madhya Pradesh on 1st November 1956. Cmsnd as Hon Lieut British Army 2/6/1923, attached to The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria’s Own Cavalry), IA, prom Hon Lt-Col 9/3/1927, Hon Col 19/7/1939, served in WW2 1939-1945, present at the Battles of Keren and El Alamein, prom Hon Maj-Gen 15/10/1946, Hon Col 4th (Bhopal) Btn, 16th Punjab Regiment, IA 15/10/1943-1960. Hon Air Cdre RAF 1/2/1943, prom Hon Air Vice-Marshal 15/8/1945. Hon ADC to the King-Emperor Edward VIII as Prince of Wales 1921-1922, to the Viceroy of India 1922-1926, and to the King-Emperor George VI, 25/1/1946-1952. Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim Univ 1930-1935 (Trustee 1916). Freeman of the City of Edinburgh 1931. Presdt Brd of Control for Cricket in India 1935-1937, and of the Daly Coll General Council 1940-1942. Vice-Presdt East India Assoc (London). Governor of the Bhopal Girls’ Sch and the Bhopal Jahangiria & Suleimania Sch Endowments 1926-1961, etc. Rcvd: Sultania Gold Medal, Delhi Durbar (1903), Coron (1911 with Durbar clasp), Prince of Wales’s Visit (1922), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937 and 1953), 39/45, Africa & Burma stars, Defence, War, IGS (1945) and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. (first) at Peshawar, Punjab, 5th September 1905 (nikah), H.H. Nawab Maimoona Sultan Shah Bano Begum Sahiba (b. at Peshawar, 1900; d. at Bhopal, 14th May 1982, bur. there at Bada Bagh), MP (Lok Sabha) for Bhopal 1957-1966, author of &quo“A Trip to Europe” (1913), daughter of Shahzada Humayun, great grandson of H.M. Shah Shuja ul-Mulk of Afghanistan, by his wife, a sister of Colonel Nawab Sir Muhammad Aslam Khan, Sardar Bahadur, KCIE, KCVO, OBI. m. (second) at Bhopal, January 1947 (nikah), H.H. Nawab Shah Dulhan Aftab Jahan Begum Sahiba (b. 12th May 1919; d. 2002), educ. privately and at Sikandaria Girls Sch, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, who settled in the UK and became a British subject after 1961, daughter of Mehud Hasan Khan, a nobleman from Bhopal descended from the Kunjpura family. He d. at Nichey-ka-Bagh, Bhopal, 4th February 1960 (bur. there at the Nawabi Mausoleum, Sofia Masjid, Ahmedabad), having had issue, three daughters by his first and one daughter by his second wife:
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1960 - [1995] H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Nawab Mehr-i-Taj Sajida Sultan Begum Sahiba, Nawab Begum of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal. b. at Qasr-e-Sultani Palace, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, 4th August 1915, second daughter of Major-General H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Haji Nawab Hafiz Muhammad Hamidu’llah Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal, GCSI, GCIE, CVO, KStJ, by his first wife, H.H. Nawab Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum Sahiba, educ privately. Recognised by the Government of India as ruler of Bhopal, 13th January 1961 with effect from 4th February 1960. Installed at Qasr-e-Sultani Palace, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, 19th February 1961. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove her position as a “ruler” and her right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Presdt Women’s Hockey Assoc 1961. Vice-Presdt Bharatiyya Kala Kandra. Governor of the Bhopal Girls Sch Endowment and the Bhopal Jahangiria & Suleimania Sch Endowments 1961-1975, and of the Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum Educational Endowment (Bhopal) 1975-1995. Founder Mbr Ghalib Soc, etc. m. at Bhopal, 23rd April 1939, Iftikhar ud-Daula, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Nawab Muhammad Iftikhar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi (b. at Pataudi House, Daryagunj, Delhi, 17th March 1910; d. while playing polo, at Delhi, 5th January 1952), elder son and successor of Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi, by his wife, Nawab Shahar Bano Begum Sahiba, second daughter of H.E. The Hon Fakhr ud-Daula, Nawab Haji Mirza Sir Amir ud-din Ahmad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Loharu, KCIE. She d. at New Delhi, 5th September 1995 (bur. at Bhopal), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
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[1995 - 2011] H.H. Padma Shri Nawab Muhammad Mansur ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi, Head of the Royal House of Bhopal. b. at Qasr-e-Sultani, Ahmedabad Palace. Bhopal, 5th January 1941, only son of H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Mehr-i-Taj Nawab Sajida Sultan Begum Sahiba, Nawab Begum of Dar ul-Iqbal-i-Bhopal, by her husband, Nawab Muhammad Iftikhar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi, educ. Minto Circle (Muslim University High Sch), Aligarh, UP, Welham Boys’ Sch, Dehra Dun, Lockers Park Sch, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Winchester Coll, Winchester, Hampshire, and Balliol Coll, Oxford. Succeeded on the death of his father as Nawab of Pataudi, 5th January 1952. Formally installed at the Ibrahim Kothi, Pataudi, Gurgaon, February 1952. Cricketer with Sussex County Cricket Club 1957-1970 (Capt 1966) and the Indian National Cricket Team 1961-1971 (Capt 1962-1971) and 1973-1975 (Capt 1974-1975), Capt Oxford Univ Cricket Team 1961-1962, Mngr Indian National Cricket Team 1974-1975, ICC Match Referee 1993. Hon ADC to the Presdt of India 1967. Succeeded on the death of his mother as Head of the Royal House of Bhopal, 5th September 1995. Chief Mutawali of the Awqaf-e-Shahi Bhopal 1995-2011. Patron The Nawab of Bhopal & Pataudi Polo Tournament 1997-2012. Presdt Indian Cricket Players’ Assoc 2002-2011. Mbr Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Kent County Cricket Club, Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council 2008-2010, etc. Author of “Tiger’s Tale” (1969). Editor of “Sportsworld“ 1970-2001. Rcvd: Padma Shri (25.1.1967), Arjun Award (x.5.1965). m. at the Belvedere Estate, Calcutta, 27th December 1968, H.H. Nawab Ayesha Sultan Begum Sahiba (b. at Hyderabad, Deccan, 8th December 1946), née Sharmila Tagore, the distinguished film actress, Chair Indian Central Brd of Film Certification since 2004, rcvd: Cdr of the Order of Arts & Letters of France (2000), daughter of Shri Jitendranath Tagore, of Calcutta, a relative of Sir Rabindranath Tagore, by his wife, a daughter of Gyanendra Baruah, of Gauhati, Assam. He d. from a lung infection, at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 22nd September 2011 (bur. Pataudi), having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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[2011] H.H. Padma Shri Nawab Muhammad Saif ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi, Head of the Royal House of Bhopal. b. at Delhi, 16th August 1970, as Sajid ‘Ali Khan, only son of H.H. Padma Shri Nawab Muhammad Mansur ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Hanifi ul-Muzhab, Nawab of Pataudi, Head of the Royal House of Bhopal, by his wife, H.H. Nawab Ayesha Sultan Begum Sahiba, educ. The Lawrence Sch, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh, Lockers Park Sch, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and Winchester Coll, Winchester, Hampshire. Renamed Saif, three weeks after his birth. Actor and Bollywood film star in over forty motion pictures, concurrently a film producer since 2009. Succeeded on the death of his father as Nawab of Pataudi and Head of the Royal House of Bhopal, 22nd September 2011. Formally installed as Nawab of Pataudi at the Ibrahim Kothi, Pataudi, Gurgaon, 31st October 2011. Rcvd: Padma Shri (25.1.2010). m. (first) October 1991 (div. 2004), Amrita [Begum Saif ‘Ali Khan] (b. at Hadali, Sargodha, Punjab, 9th February 1958), educ. The Modern Sch, Delhi, actor and Bollywood film star, maternal granddaughter of The Hon Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha Singh, OBE, of Hadali, Sargodha, Punjab, and daughter of Sardar Shivendra Singh Virk, of Jandiala, in Amritsar, Punjab, a Sikh, by his wife, Sardarni Rukshana Sultana, née Meenu Bimbet, daughter of Group Captain Madan Mohan Singh Bimbet [Paddy Bimbet], late IAF. m. (second) at Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 16th October 2012 (civil), and at Pataudi Palace, 18th October 2012 (nikah), Kareena Kapoor (b. at Bombay, Maharashtra, 21st September 1980), actor and Bollywood film star in over fifty motion pictures, younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor, sometime actor and Bollywood film star, by his wife, Bhambhani [Babita Kapoor], the actor and Bollywood film star known as ‘Babibta’, daughter of Hari Shivdasani, of Bombay, originally from Sind. He has issue, one son and one daughter by his first wife:
  • 1) Nawabzada Ibrahim ‘Ali Khan. b. October 2001 (s/o Amrita)
  • 1) Nawabzadi Sarah Begum Sahiba. b. September 1994 (d/o Amrita).
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