RADHANPUR

The Babi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1825 - 1874 H.H. Nawab Muhammad Jorawar Khan Sherkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. at Radhanpur, 1822, only surviving son of H.E. Nawab Muhammad Sher Khan Ghaziuddinkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur and Sami, by a junior wife, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1825. Reigned under the regency of his step-mother until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1838. Granted a sanad confirming succession in accordance with Islamic laws, 11th March 1862. He greatly improved access to education amongst his people, constructed an irrigation canal and beautified his capital with the Ambavadi, Jorawa and Mehmadabad gardens. He d. at Radhanpur, 9th October 1874, having had issue, four sons and two daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Nawab Muhammad Bismillah Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur - see below.
  • 2) Nawabzada Fath Jang Khan Jorawarkhan Babi. He had issue, a son:
    • a) Suba Shri Safdar Khan Fathjangkhan Babi. m. a daughter of his paternal uncle, H.H. Nawab Muhammad Bismillah Khan Jorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. He d. at Bombay, 8th August 1912.
  • 3) Nawabzada Murtaza Khan Jorawarkhan Babi. He had issue, two sons:
    • a) Suba Shri Mardan Dil Khan Murtazakhan Babi, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. m. Bima Shri Wahuji Sahib Kalandar Bakhte. He d. at Radhanpur, 23rd November 1920.
    • b) Suba Shri Jorawar Khan Murtazakhan Babi, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. m. (first) at Balasinor, 31st May 1913, Nawabzadi Bima Shri Hamir Bakhte Sahiba [Kamal Bakhte] (d. 1946), elder daughter of Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, by his second wife, Bibi Shri Masab Bibi Sahiba, daughter of the Sardar of Kerwada and Khadal. m. (second) ... He d. at Palanpur, 15th January 1927, having had issue:
      • i) Suba Shri Murtaza Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, who succeeded as H.H. Nawab Murtaza Khan Jorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur (s/o the second wife) - see below.
      • ii) Suba Shri ... Khan Jorawarkhan Babi. m. Bima Shi Sultan Bakhte Sahiba, eldest daughter of Sardar Kamal ud-din Khanji Babi, of Nanosana, under Palanpur, from the Babi family of Kheda, by his wife, Rajrani Buma Sahib, daughter of Colonel H.H. Zubdat ul-Mulk Shri Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Sir Taley Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Palanpur, GCIE, KCVO.
  • 4) Nawabzada Nadir ‘Ali Khan Jorawarkhan Babi. He had issue, a son:
    • a) Suba Shri Bande ‘Ali Khan Nadiralikhan Babi. He d. at Palanpur, 24th May 1924, having had issue, several sons, including:
      • i) Suba Shri Nadir ‘Ali Khan Bandealikhan Babi [Nadeali Khan], who succeeded as H.H. Nawab Nadir ‘Ali Khan Bande ‘Ali Khan Babi Bahadur [Nadealikhanji], Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur - see below.
      • ii) the youngest son, who d. at Radhanpur, 2nd January 1927.
  • 1) Bima Shri Kamal Bakhte Sahiba. m. at Radhanpur, 1851, as his first wife (div. ca. 1856), H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khanji II Bahadur Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, KCSI (b. at Junagadh, 10th May 1838; d. at Junagadh, 29th September 1882, and bur. Mahabat Muqbara), second son of H.H. Shri Diwan Nawab Muhammad Bahadur Khanji II Hamid Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, by his fourth wife, Naju Bibi Sahiba - see India (Junagadh).
  • 2) Bima Shri ... Bakhte Sahiba. m. Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor (b. at the Darbargadh, Balasinor, 17th September 1846; d. at the Darbargadh, Balasinor 24th March 1899), elder son of H.E. Nawab Shri Muhammad Zorawar Khan Edulkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. She d. young - see India (Balasinor).
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1874 - 1895 H.H. Nawab Muhammad Bismillah Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. at Radhanpur, 26th April 1843, eldest son of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Jorawar Khan Sherkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 9th October 1874. Attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi in 1877. He improved the administration, modernised the courts, founded a hospital and dispensaries, an English school, several Gujarati schools, a public library, a major irrigation canal, and founded the first government press. Rcvd: Prince of Wales gold medal (1875) and KIH gold medal (1877). m. one wife. He d. at Radhanpur, 20th December 1895, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Nawab Haji Muhammad Sher Khan II Bismillahkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur - see below.
  • 2) H.H. Nawab Sir Muhammad Jalal ud-din Khan Bismillahkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur - see below.
  • 1) A daughter. m. Suba Shri Safdar Khan Fathjangkhan Babi (d. at Bombay, 8th August 1912), son of her paternal uncle, Nawabzada Fath Jang Khan Jorawarkhan Babi - see above.
  • 2) Nawabzadi Bisabma Sahib Shri Mubarak Bakhte Sahiba. m. at Junagadh. She d. at Radhanpur, 7th December 1929.
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1895 - 1910 H.H. Nawab Haji Muhammad Sher Khan II Bismillahkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. at Radhanpur, 8th June 1886, elder son of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Bismillah Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th December 1895. Installed on the musnaid, January 1896. Reigned under an administrator appointed by Government until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 13th April 1907. He did much to improve community relations between Hindus and Muslims, outlawed the slaughter of cows and introduced free education throughout the state. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medal (1903). m. before 1895, H.H. Nawab ... Begum Sahiba (d. at Radhanpur, 11th January 1913),  a daughter of a Mbr Council of Regency 1895. He d.s.p. at sea en route from Colombo to Australia, 25th February 1910 (succ. by his younger brother).
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1910 - 1936 H.H. Nawab Sir Muhammad Jalal ud-din Khan Bismillahkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, KCIE (1.1.1935). b. at Radhanpur, 2nd April 1889, younger son of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Bismillah Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 25th February 1910. Installed at the Palace, Radhanpur, 27th November 1910. He did much to improve and expand education opportunities and to place the state finances on a firm footing, abolished internal customs dues and frequently remitted rent arrears by his poorer subjects. An expert sportsman, shot, polo player and rider, he won the Gujarat Cup for Pigsticking at Bhandu in 1911. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar medal (1911) and Silver Jubilee medal (1935). m. (first), at Radhanpur, 20th June 1911, H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Husain Bakhte Sahiba (d. at Radhanpur, 21st January 1916), daughter of Suba Shri Ahmad Khanji Babi, of Junagadh. m. (second) 11th March 1915, H.H. Nawab Shah Begum Sahiba, daughter of Sardar Khan Mahmad Khan Sahib, of Amritsar. He d. at Rajgadhi, Radhanpur, d. 4th December 1936 (succ. by his son-in-law), having had issue, an only surviving daughter:
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Manver Bakhte Sahiba [H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Manver Bakhte Sahiba, of Radhanpur]. b. at Radhanpur, 4th June 1912 (d/o Bima Husain Bakhte). m. at Radhanpur, 12th December 1929, as his second wife, H.H. Nawab Murtaza Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur (b. at Radhanpur, 10th October 1899; d. 11th February 1982), son of Suba Shri Jorawar Khan Mardandilkhan Babi - see below.
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1936 - [1982] H.H. Nawab Murtaza Khan Jorawarkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. at Radhanpur, 10th October 1899, son of Suba Shri Jorawar Khan Mardandilkhan Babi, educ. Radhanpur High Sch, Radhanpur, and Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his uncle, 4th December 1936 (recognised by the GOI 1st January 1937). Installed on the musnaid at Radhanpur, 7th April 1937. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. 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. (first) at Palanpur, October 1925, Nawabzadi Umrao Bibi Sahiba, elder daughter of Colonel H.H. Zubdat ul-Mulk Dewan Maha Khanji Nawab Sir Taley Muhammed Khan, Nawab Sahib of Palanpur, GCIE, KCVO, by his first wife, H.H. Sukhan Bai Begum Sahiba, daughter of Darbar Malik Shri Rustam Khanji, of Dasada. m. (second) at Radhanpur, 12th December 1929, H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Manver Bakhte Sahiba (b. at Radhanpur, 4th June 1912), his first cousin, only surviving daughter of H.H. Nawab Sir Muhammad Jalal ud-din Khan Bismillahkhan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, KCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Husain Bakhte Sahiba, daughter of Suba Shri Ahmed Khanji Babi, of Junagadh. He d. 11th February 1982 (succ. by his son-in-law), having had issue, one daughter by his first wife:
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Nur Jahan Bakhte Sahiba [H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Nur Jahan Bakhte Sahiba, of Radhanpur] (d/o Umrao Bibi). m. H.H. Nawab Nadir ‘Ali Khan Bandealikhan Babi Bahadur [Nadealikhanji], Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur (b. 31st July 1917), elder son of Suba Shri Bande ‘Ali Khan Nadiralikhan Babi. She d. 2005, having had issue, an only daughter - see below.
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[1982 - 20xx] H.H. Nawab Nadir ‘Ali Khan Bandealikhan Babi Bahadur [Nadealikhanji], Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. 31st July 1917, elder son of Suba Shri Bande ‘Ali Khan Nadiralikhan Babi, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Appointed as Heir Presumptive to his father-in-law 7th April 1937. Succeeded on his death as head of the Royal House of Radhanpur, 11th February 1982. Rcvd:Coron Medal (1937). m. H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Nur Jahan Bakhte Sahiba (d. 2005), only daughter of H.H. Nawab Murtaza Khan Jorawarkhan Babi Bahadur, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur, by his first wife, Nawabzadi Umrao Bibi Sahiba, elder daughter of Colonel H.H. Zubdat ul-Mulk Dewan Maha Khanji Nawab Sir Taley Muhammed Khan, Nawab Sahib of Palanpur, GCIE, KCVO. He d. 20xx (succ. by his son-in-law), having had issue, an only daughter:
  • 1) Nawabzadi Bima Shri Asmat Bakhte Sahiba [H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Asmat Bakhte Sahiba, of Radhanpur]. m. H.H. Nawab Muhammad Riyaz Khan Malik Bahadur, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur - see below.
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Fl 2014 H.H. Nawab Muhammad Riyaz Khan Malik Bahadur, Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur. b. 7th January 1968. Appointed as Heir Presumptive to his father-in-law 1982. Succeeded on his death as head of the Royal House of Radhanpur. m. H.H. Nawab Bima Shri Asmat Bakhte Sahiba, only daughter of H.H. Nawab Nadir ‘Ali Khan Bandealikhan Babi Bahadur [Nadealikhanji], Nawab Sahib of Radhanpur.
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