JANJIRA

The Sidi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1848 - 1879 H.E. Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Khan III Sidi Muhammad Yakut Khan, Nawab of Janjira. b. before 20th December 1825, eldest son of H.E. Nawab Sidi Muhammad Khan Sidi Ibrahim Khan, Nawab of Janjira, by his first wife, educ. privately. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 31st August 1848. Granted a sanad confirming succession in accordance with Islamic laws, 11th March 1862. Deprived of his jurisdictional powers in 1869 but had these restored to him in 1870. Faced a rebellion by his sardars while absent from the state, when they seized the capital and placed the Heir Apparent on the musnaid, but later surrendered to a British force. Inter-communal riots between Hindus and Muslims erupted in 1877, when the British authorities intervened for a third time and reformed the administration. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales’s (1875) and KIH (1877) medals. m. (first) Sharifa Bibi Sahiba (d.s.p.), a lady from Hubshan. m. (second) at Murud, 3rd April 1849, Zainab Begum Sahiba (b. before 1831/2), previously styled Saida Bai Sahiba, a lady of low birth, daughter of Sayyid Ahmad, a manyar of Murud. m. (third) Naranji Bai Sahiba. m. (fourth) Fatima Bibi Sahiba (d.s.p.), a lady from Hubshan. m. (fifth) at Janjira, 1858, H.H. Nawab Sharfu Begum Sahiba (b. 1835), née Fatima Bibi, daughter of Sidi Husain Sidi ‘Abdu’llah Jabarti, a sardar of Janjira. He d. at the Nawab Mahal, Janjira Fort, 28th January 1879, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
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1879 - 1922 H.H. Nawab Sidi Sir Ahmad Khan Sidi Ibrahim Khan, Nawab of Janjira, GCIE (1.1.1906, KCIE 1.1.1895). b. at the Rani Mahal, Janjira Fort, 31st August 1862, youngest son of H.E. Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Khan III Sidi Muhammad Yakut Khan, Nawab of Janjira, by his first wife, H.H. Nawab Sharfu Begum Sahiba [Fatima Bibi], daughter of Sidi Husain Sidi ‘Abdu’llah Jabarti, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his father, 28th January 1879. Installed on the musnaid, at the Nawab Mahal, Janjira Fort, 11th June 1879. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 11th October 1883. He permanently transferred his capital to Murud, on the mainland. Attended the Coronation Durbars at Delhi in 1903 and 1911. Granted a hereditary salute of 11-guns, together with the style of His Highness,  1st January 1903. Prom. to a personal salute of 13-guns 1st January 1918, and a permanent local salute of 15-guns 1st January 1921. An enlightened ruler and gifted administrator, who began his reign by taking steps to conserve the forests and thereby regulate the rainfall and secure the country against famine. He built and endowed several modern schools, established municipal boards, introduced a modern system of justice through civil and criminal courts, and reformed land settlement and revenue collection. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911), and the Order of the Osmans (Nishan-i-Osmanieh) 1st class of Turkey (1908). m. (first) at Savanur, 10th February 1882, H.H. Nawab Ahmed Begum Sahiba (d.s.p. at the Rani Mahal, Janjira Fort, 1885), second daughter of Meherban Nawab ‘Abu’l-Khair Khan Bahadur, Khair Jang, Nawab of Savanur, by his wife, Lucheema Bibi Sahiba, daughter of Diwan Sahib Muhammad Ghaus Khan, sometime Chief Minister of Savanur. m. (second) at Mirzagaon, Bombay, March 1886 (sep. 1913), H.H. Nawab Nazli Rafia Sultan Begum Sahiba (b. at Istanbul, Turkey, 1st March 1874; d.s.p. at the Aiwan-i-Riffat, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, 19th September 1968), educ. Bombay Indian Female Normal Sch (now Queen Mary’s), Mirzagaon, Bombay, Delegate All-India Muslim Ladies’ Conference (Anjuman-i-Khawatin-i-Islam) at Aligarh 1914, Founder Mbr Akdé Suraya Club (Bombay), author of “Sair-i-Yurop” (1908), settled in Karachi, Pakistan 1948, rcvd: the Order of Charity (Nishan-i-Shafakat) 1st class of Turkey (1908), second daughter of Haji Hasan ‘Ali Effendi Fyzee, of Bombay, by his first wife, Amir un-nisa Begum, daughter of Shuja ud-din Tyabji. m. (third) at the Nawab Mahal, Janjira Fort, 27th February 1913, H.H. Nawab Kulsum Begum Sahiba [Lady Kulsum Sidi Ahmadkhan] (b. at Janjira, 6th January 1897; d. 29th April 1959), educ. privately, Regent for her son from 2nd May 1922 to 9th November 1933, née Kulsum Bibi Sahiba, rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals, eldest daughter of Sidi Husain Khan Sidi Muhammad Khan, by his wife, Jinnat Bibi Sahiba. He d. at the Ahmadganj Palace, Murud, 2nd May 1922, having had issue, an only son:
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1922 - [1972] H.H. Nawab Sidi Muhammad Khan Sidi Ahmad Khan, Nawab of Janjira. b. at the Ahmadganj Palace, Murud, 7th March 1914, only son of H.H. Nawab Sidi Sir Ahmad Khan Sidi Ibrahim Khan, Nawab of Janjira, GCIE, by his third wife, H.H. Nawab Kulsum Begum Sahiba [Lady Kulsum Sidi Ahmadkhan], educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and Deccan Coll, Poona. Bakshi (C-in-C) Janjira State Forces and MSC 1920-1922. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd May 1922. Ascended the musnaid on the same day, at the Ahmadganj Palace, Murud. Reigned under the Regency of his mother until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 9th November 1933. Greatly interested in education and learning, he expanded state provision by building several Marathi, Urdu and English language schools. Signed the Instrument of Accession to the Dominion of India, August 1947. The state was merged with Bombay, at the insistence of the Government of India and against the wishes of the people of Janjira, 8th March 1948 (when he ceased to be sovereign). 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: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937) and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. at Jaora, 14th November 1933, H.H. Nawab Rabia Sultan Jahan Pari Banu Begum Sahiba[Shahjadi Begum Sahiba] (b. at Jaora, 23rd December 1913, bur “corrected“ to 6th December 1914 upon her marriage), educ. privately, fourth daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Fakhr ud-Daula, Nawab Sir Muhammad Iftikhar ‘Ali Khan, Bahadur, Saulat Jang, Nawab of Jaora, GBE, KCIE, by his second wife, Nur Jahan Mumtaz Mahal Begum Sahiba, a former Hindu Kunjran lady. He d. at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 1st April 1972, having had issue, one son and four daughters:
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[1972] H.H. Nawab Sidi Shah Mahmud Khan, Nawab of Janjira. b. at Indore, 15th March 1952, only son of H.H. Nawab Sidi Muhammad Khan Sidi Ahmad Khan, Nawab of Janjira, by his wife, H.H. Nawab Rabia Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Janjira, 1st April 1972. m. 27th May 1977 (div. August 1993) Kishwar Zainab Begum Sahiba (b. 17th September 1954), daughter of Nawabzada Gholam Moyeen Sahib, of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, by his wife, Maimuna Begum. He had issue, two daughters:
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