JUNAGADH

The Babi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1911 - 1959 Colonel H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III Rasul Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, GCIE (1.1.1931), KCSI (1.1.1926). b. at Junagadh, 2nd August 1900, youngest son of H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Sir Muhammad Rasul Khanji Mahabat Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Nawab Ayesha Bi Maji Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajputana. Became Heir Apparent on the death of his elder brother. Succeeded on the death of his father 22nd January 1911. Installed on the musnaid on the same day at Junagadh. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 31st March 1920. Granted a permanent salute of 13-guns, 1st January 1918. He acceded to the Dominion of Pakistan, 14th September 1947 (formally accepted by the Governor-General of Pakistan, 15th September 1947). As a consequence of threats to his safety, the Nawab was forced to leave for Pakistan with his family on 24th October. Indian troops then invaded, occupied the state and appointed its own administrator, 9th November 1947. Following a referendum arranged by the Government of India on 20th February 1948, the state was merged with Saurashtra on 20th February 1949. Cmsnd as Hon Capt British Army 19/6/1937, prom Hon Maj 21/7/1942, and Hon Col 15/10/1946, Col-in-Chief Mahabat Khanji Infantry 1/2/1924. Hon Vice-Presdt Indian Red Cross Soc. Mbr Western India Turf Club, Poona Club, Willingdon Sports Club, etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937 & 1953), and Pakistan Independence (1948) medals, the Order of the Great Leader 1st class (Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam NQA). m. (first) at Bhopal, 3rd April 1921 (nikah) and at Junagadh, 7th April 1921 (zifaf), H.H. Munawwar Jahan Begum Sahiba [Senior Begum] (d. at Dilawar Manzil, Karachi, Pakistan, 1957, bur. there), great granddaughter of General H.H. Nasir ud-Daula, Nawab Baqi Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Umrao Dulha, Nusrat Jang, sometime C-in-C Bhopal State Forces, and daughter of Ali Janab, Sardar Mian Sa’adat Muhammad Khan, by his first wife, a daughter of Sardar Wilayat ‘Ali Khan, of the Jalalabadi clan. m. (second) 27th April 1923 (div. May 1945), H.H. Bibi Shri Amna Bibi Sahiba [Junagadhwala Begum] (d. at Karachi, Pakistan, 1985), daughter of Kartalia, a descendant of an Abyssinian slave, by his Kolhi wife. m. (third) at Veravel, 30th October 1923, H.H. Bibi Shri Aman Bibi Sahiba [Kutiana Begum] (b. at Kutiana, 1911; d. at the Noor Manzil, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, 31st January 1975, bur. there at PECHS Cemetery), sister of his fifth wife, from the family of the jagirdar of Kutiana. m. (fourth) 8th July 1925 (nikah), H.H. Bibi Shri Moti Bibi Sahiba, of Junagadh. m. (fifth) 9th November 1932, H.H. Bibi Shri Dadiba Sahiba [Mahabhatpura Begum], sister of his third wife, from the family of the jagirdar of Kutiana. m. (sixth) at Junagadh, 26th July 1945, H.H. Saida Sultana Begum Sahiba [Huzur Begum Sahiba], daughter of a tazimi sardar of the state. He d. at Junagadh House, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan 7th November 1959 (bur. there at PECHS Cemetery), having had issue, ten sons and ten daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Muhammad Dilawar Khanji Mahabat Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh (s/o Munawar Jahan) - see below.
  • 2) Nawabzada Muhammad Himmat Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. 16th February 1924 (s/o Amna Bibi), educ. Haileybury Imperial Service Coll, Hertford, UK.
  • 3) Nawabzada Muhammad Shamsher Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. 2nd July 1924 (s/o Aman Bibi). He d. 4th August 1926.
  • 4) Nawabzada Muhammad Iqbal Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. 28th August 1925 (s/o Aman Bibi). He d. 20th June 1926.
  • 5) Nawabzada Muhammad Sakhawat Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. at Amna Mahal, Junagadh, 18th November 1931 (s/o Amna Bibi). He d. 2nd December 1935.
  • 6) Nawabzada Muhammad Raza Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. at Junagadh, 29th September 1933 (s/o Dadiba). m. at Flag Staff House, Karachi, 1959, … He d. at Karachi, 16th January 1980, having had issue, a son:
    • a) Khan Shri Ghulam Muhammad Mahabat Razakhanji Babi [Sahibzada Ghulam Muhammad Khan]. m. Sahibzadi Shah Bano Begum.
  • 7) Nawabzada Muhammad Yusuf Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. at Amna Mahal, Junagadh, before 1941 (s/o Amna Bibi). m. Bima Shri Umaid Jahan Bakhte Sahiba (b. at Batwa; d. at Karachi, Pakistan), daughter of Haji Sher ‘Ali Khan, of Batwa, by his wife, Bima Shri Sultan Bakhte. He d. 29th June 1999, having had issue, a son:
    • a) Khan Shri ... Yusufkhanji. m. Jabeen Begum. He had issue, two sons.
  • 8) Nawabzada Sadiq Muhammad Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib. b. 3rd April 1943 (s/o Dadiba).
  • 9) Nawabzada Shaharyar Muhammad Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib (s/o Saida Sultana).
  • 10) Nawabzada Said 'Ali Khanji Mahabat Khanji Mahabat Khanji Sahib (s/o Saida Sultana).
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Taj Bakhte Sahiba [Burrey Raja] (d/o Munawar Jahan). m. Sardar Shakir Muhammad. She d. at Karachi, Pakistan, Feb-Jun. 1987, having had issue, seven children.
  • 2) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Umrao Bakhte Sahiba [Chotey Raja] (d/o Munawar Jahan). m. Sahibzada Sardar Afzal Muhammad Khan, son of Sardar Rauf Muhammad Khan Sahib, of Bhopal, by his second wife. She d. at Karachi, Pakistan, 22nd February 1962, having had issue, an only son see India (Bhopal).
  • 3) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Inayat Bakhte Sahiba (d/o Aman Bibi). m. at Junagadh, 11th November 1945, Kumar Shri Ghulam Mohi ud-din Khanji Babi, eldest son of Khan Shri Sher Khanji Sherbulandkhanji Babi, Darbar Sahib of Bantva, by his wife, Nawabzadi Bima Shri Husain Bakhte Sahiba, younger daughter of Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. She had issue - see India Non-Salute (Bantva).
  • 4) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Raheb Bakhte Sahiba. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 5) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Unrao Bakhte Sahiba.
  • 6) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Kulsum Bakhte Sahiba. b. 1st January 1932 (d/o Saida Sultana). m. ... Farooqi. She d. 11th November 1998, having had issue, four children.
  • 7) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Kishwar Sultan Bakhte Sahiba.b. at Junagadh, 11th March 19XX (d/o Aman Bibi).
  • 8) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Noor Bakhte Sahiba (d/o Aman Bibi). m. at Junagadh, July 1945, Kumar Shri Ghulam Moin ud-din Khanji Babi Sahib, Khan Sahib of Sardargarh (b. 11th June 1919), son of Khan Shri Hussain Yawar Khanji Babi Sahib, Khan Sahib of Sardargarh, by his first wife, Bibi Shri Amir Bakhte Sahiba, daughter of Khan Shri Sultan Muhammad Khanji, a bhayad of Junagadh state - see India - Non-salute (Sardargarh).
  • 9) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Zohra Bakhte Sahiba (d/o Daduba). She d. 2005.
  • 10) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Rahat Sultana Bakhte Sahiba (d/o Amna Bibi).
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[1959 - 1989] Colonel H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Al-Haj Muhammad Dilawar Khanji Mahabat Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh. b. at Junagadh, 23rd June 1922, eldest son of Colonel H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III Rasul Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, GCIE, KCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Munawar Jahan Begum Sahiba, educ. Haileybury Imperial Service Coll, Hertford, UK. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Bahadur at birth. Officer-in-Charge State Motor Dept. 1946-1947. Left for Pakistan together with his father and his family, 24th October 1947. Succeeded on the death of his father, as Head of the Royal House of Junagadh, 7th November 1959 (officially recognised by the Government of Pakistan). Governor of Sind 1976-1977. Hon Col Junagadh State Forces and Hon Col Pakistam Army. Rcvd: the Order of the Great Leader 2nd class (HQA) (1963), PMA, PMM, 1939-45 British War (1945), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937 & 1953), Pakistan Independence (1950), and Pakistan Republic (1956) medals, King Abdul Aziz Decoration 2nd class of Saudi Arabia, etc. m. (first) at Junagadh, 30th November 1945, Shahzadi Shafiq Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Sharafat 'Ali Khan [Shafqat Miyan Durrani?], of Bhopal and great-granddaughter of General H.H. Nasir ud-Daula, Nawab Baqi Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Umrao Dulha, Nusrat Jang, sometime C-in-C Bhopal State Forces. m. (second) at Karachi, Pakistan, 1949, H.H. Nawab Shah Begum Sahiba (b, at Bhopal, 9th March 1933), née Sahibzadi Mussarat Jahan Begum, granted the personal name of Shah Begum 1957, daughter of Sardar Rauf Muhammad Khan, of Bhopal, by his wife, Nawabzadi Najm uz-Zaman Begum Sahiba, younger daughter of Nawab Muhammad Haidar 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jung, Nawab of Basoda. He d. at Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, 30th August 1989 (bur. there at PECHS Cemetery), having had issue, three sons and one daughter, by his second wife:
  • 1) H.H. Diwan Shri Nawab Muhammad Jahangir Khanji Dilawar Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh (s/o Shah Begum) - see below.
  • 2) Nawabzada Muhammad Alamgir Khanji Dilawar Khanji Sahib. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 18th February 1960 (s/o Shah Begum), educ. in Switzerland, Franklin & Marshall Coll, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (B. Intnl. Affairs & Econ. 1982), and Montclair State Coll, New Jersey, USA. Management Trainee with Deutsche Bank in Karachi 1985, served in Singapore and Karachi until 1987, worked in Corporate Banking (Credit & Marketing) until 1995, CEO Dilawar Knit (Pvt.) Ltd since 1992, Group Vice-Presdt (Karachi Area Four) Prime Commercial Bank Ltd. 1995, General Mngr Pulse Global Hom Video (Pvt) Ltd, etc. m. (first) at Karachi, Pakistan, 1983 (div.), ... Begum. m. (second) at Karachi, 1991, Fevziye Begum, daughter of Admiral Fasih Bokhari, sometime Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Pakistan Navy, by his wife, Zeba Begum. He had issue, one son by his first and two daughters by his second wife:
    • a) Sahibzada Hamza Khanji Alamgir Khanji. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 27th April 1985 (s/o the first wife), educ. American Sch, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, and Toronto Univ, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • a) Sahibzadi Bima Shri Anum Bakhte. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 1992 (d/o Fevziye Begum), educ. Jesus & Mary Convent Sch, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan.
    • b) Sahibzadi Bima Shri Iman Bakhte. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 1994 (d/o Fevziye Begum), educ. Karachi Grammar Sch, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan.
  • 3) Nawabzada Muhammad Zahir Khanji Dilawar Khanji Sahib. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 9th February 1964 (s/o Shah Begum), educ. Aitchison Coll, and Hailey Coll of Commerce, Univ of the Punjab, Lahore. m. 2004, ... He has issue, one daughter.
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Shah Aliya Bakhte Sahiba [Nawabzadi Aliya Dilawar Khanji]. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 5th November 1974 (d/o Shah Begum), educ. Jseus & Mary Convent, Karachi, and Karachi Univ (BA, MA). Assist Cmsnr 1st class & Magistrate Sind 1995-1996, joined Federal Public Service Cmsn as Assist Collector of Customs 1999, now Assist Collector of Customs at Jinnah International Airport. m. (first) at Karachi, Pakistan, 4th February 1997 (div. there 18th September 1998) Usman Abdullah, son of Rahim Abdullah, from a family of Karachi industrialists, by his wife, Phool Bibi , daughter of Dr Murtaza Khan, sometime Chief Surgeon of Junagadh State, by his wife, Edith Begum, a German lady. m. (second) February 2008, Mian Muhammad Shaheryar, son of Muhammad ‘Ali, a Punjabi landlord descended from ‘Ali Ahmad Sabir, a spiritual leader of the 17th century. She had issue, one daughter by her first husband:
    • a) Sahibzadi Bima Shri Falah Bakhte Khanji. b. at Karachi, Pakistan, 1997 (d/o Usman), educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, Karachi, and in Montreaux, Switzerland.
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[1989] H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Muhammad Jahangir Khanji Bahadur Babi, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh. b. at Karachi, 6th August 1955, eldest son of H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Muhammad Dilawar Khanji Bahadur Babi, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, by his second wife, H.H. Nawab Shah Begum Sahiba, educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, Karachi, Burn Hall, Abbottabad, Aiglon Coll, Chesières-Villars, and Gstaad International Sch (GIS), Ahorn, Gstaad, Switzerland, and Karachi Univ (BA), Karachi Sind, Pakistan. Succeeded on the death of his father, as Head of the Royal House of Junagadh, 30th August 1989 (officially recognised by the Government of Pakistan). Installed at Junagadh House, Karachi, 9th October 1991. Snr Advisor on Cultural Heritage & Archaeology to the Chief Minister of Sind. Chair Nawab of Junagadh Fndn. Presdt Junagadh State Muslim Fed 1986-1989 and since 2011. Hon Governor United Nations Assoc of Pakistan (UNAP). Mbr Friends of Thar Cttee, Sky Club of Switzerland, etc. m. H.H. Nawab Sarah Begum Sahiba, daughter of Naushid ‘Ali Khan, of Malerkotla. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Nawabzada ‘Ali Murtaza Khanji Jahangir Khanji Sahib, educ. St Michael’s High Sch, Army Public Sch and Intermediate Coll, Pano Akil Cantt, and Bahria Univ, Karachi, Sindh. Owner-operator of the Ruby Kennel Club of Pakistan since 2011.
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Durr-e-Mariam Bakhte Sahiba, educ. Jesus & Mary Convent Sch, Karachi, and Virginia International Univ, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
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