SACHIN

The Sidi Dynasty

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1887 - 1930 Major H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin. b. at Sachin Fort, 23rd November 1886, as Nawabzada Sidi Najaf 'Ali Khan Bahadur, eldest son of H.E. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi 'Abdu'l Kadir Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin, by his wife, Nawab Sulaiman un-nisa Begum Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot, Mayo Coll., Ajmer, with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun, and at the Inns of Court, London. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib at birth. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 7th February 1887. Ascended the musnaid and formally invested with the titles of Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Yakut Khan Bahadur, and Nusrat Jang, at Sachin Fort, 8th February 1887. Reigned under a Council of Administration until he came of age, and was invested with full ruling powers, 4th May 1907. Cmsnd as Hon Lieut IA 3/11/1909, Hon ADC to the Governor of Bombay 1909-1910, served in the Great War in East Africa as a staff officer (field intelligence) to the GOC Imperial Service Bde (severely wounded, losing the use of one arm, MID twice), invalided home 1917, prom Hon Capt 1/1/1918, ADC to GOC Deccan district 1918-1920, prom Hon Maj 1/1/1921. Granted a permanent salute of 11-guns, together with the hereditary style of His Highness, in recognition of his war services, 1st January 1918. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar medals (1903 and 1911), British War, Allied Victory and IGS medals (1918). m. (first) at Sachin, 1906, Nawab Fatima Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba (b. at Sachin, 1895; d. at Bombay, 15th December 1913), only daughter of his paternal uncle, Nawabzada Sidi Muhammad Nasru'llah Khan Bahadur, by his wife, Rabia Sultan Begum Sahiba, only daughter of Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Beg Rogay, of Bombay. m. (second) at Deoli, 2nd February 1919 (div. 24th August 1919), Iqbal Jahan Begum Sahiba, widow of 'Abdu'l Razzaq Sulaiman, of Bombay, and daughter of the Dowager Nawab Begum Sahiba of Cambay. m. (third) at Sachin, 3rd April 1921, H.H. Nawab Nazir Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba (d. at Sachin, March 1925), daughter of Shaikh 'Abdu'llah. m. (fourth) at Sachin, 11th March 1926, H.H. Nawab Fakhr un-nisa Begum Sahiba (d. at Bombay, 1978), eldest daughter of his maternal uncle, Mirza Safaraz 'Ali Beg Ballantine, of Baroda. He d. at Sultanabad, Dumas, 19th November 1930 (bur. at the Mausoleum of Pir Bhikan Shah Wali, Sachin), having had issue, five sons and one daughter*:
 
* Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III is supposed to have left three daughters by the Bollywood actress and first female film director, Fatima Bai (b. 1903; d. 1983). Alas, the same sources give the date of birth for this lady's second daughter as 1911, sufficient cause to raise doubt on the whole story. Even if true, there is no record of a marriage or contract having taken place between the Nawab and Fatima Bai. Equally, no record exists of the Nawab having recognised any of her children as his own, a prerequisite for legal paternity in Muslim family law.
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1930 - 1970 Colonel H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Muhammad Haider Muhammad Yakut Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin. b. at Sultanabad, Dumas, 11th September 1909, eldest son of Major H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin, by his first wife, Nawab Fatima Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba, educ. Cathedral Boy's Sch, Bombay, and Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 19th November 1930. Ascended the musnaid and formally invested with the titles of Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Yakut Khan Bahadur, and Nusrat Jang, at Sachin, 20th November 1930. Invested with full ruling powers, 5th February 1931. Col-in-Chief Sachin Inf. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India 9th August 1947 (accepted 16th August 1947). Signed the agreement merging his state into Bombay on 19th March 1948, which took effect on 10th June 1948 (whence he ceased being sovereign). Author of "A Peep into the Religious Literature of Islam" (1921). Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937) and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. (first) at Delhi, 7th July 1930, H.H. Arjumand Bano, Sarkar-i-Aliya, Nawab Nusrat Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. at Delhi, 1908; d. 1988), eldest daughter of Major H.E. Fakhr ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza Aiz ud-din Ahmad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Loharu. m. (second) at Delhi, 23rd July 1937, H.H. Alimamma Sultan Nur Jahan Banu Nawab Yakut Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. at Delhi, 191x), eldest daughter of Sahibzada Mirza Nasir ud-din Ahmad Khan, of Loharu, by his wife, Paghmani Akbari Begum Sahiba. m. (third) at Delhi, 10th May 1938, H.H. Manzar Sultan Mumtaz Mahal Nawab Massarat Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. at Delhi, 19xx). m. (fourth) at Bombay, 22nd October 1942 (div. 1945) Akhtar un-nisa Farhat Mahal Nawab Khurshid Zamani Begum Sahiba, a former dancer from Janjira. He d.s.p. at Bombay, 31st May 1970 (bur. at the Mausoleum of Pir Bhikan Shah Wali, Sachin), having had issue, a son:
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1970 - [1990] H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Muhammad Suroor Yakut Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin. b. at Sachin, 19th August 1911, as Nawabzada Muhammad Suroor Khan Bahadur, second son of Major H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin, by his first wife, Nawab Fatima Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba, educ. St Helen's Sch., Poona, and Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Assisted his elder brother in the administration of the state 1930-1948. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib 1945. Succeeded on the death of his brother as Nawab of Sachin, 31st May 1970 (recognised by the President of India). Ascended the musnaid and formally invested with the titles of Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Yakut Khan Bahadur, and Nusrat Jang, at Sachin, June 1970. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. A devoted and pious man who lived a simple and retired life after his succession. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron. (1937) medals, the Sardari Decoration 1st class, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Yakut Zaman, Sultan Manzir, and Hadani Decorations of Sachin. m. at Bhopal, 10th March 1932, H.H. Nawab Habiba Sultan Begum Sahiba (b. 1911; d. 1974), daughter of Sardar Nishat Muhammad Khan, a nobleman from Bhopal. He d. at Surat, 29th October 1990 (bur. at the Mausoleum of Pir Bhikan Shah Wali, Sachin), having had issue, an only son:
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[1990 - 2006] H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Dr Sidi Muhammad Nasru'llah Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin. b. at Bhopal, 28th March 1933, son of H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sidi Muhammad Suroor Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin, by his wife, H.H. Nawab Habiba Sultan Begum Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll., Indore. MBBS, MD, dipl. anesthesiology. Entered government service and retired as dept. head with the Surat Municipal Corporation. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib on the accession of his father, 31st May 1970. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Sachin, 29th October 1990. m. H.H. Nawab Shams un-nisa Begum Sahiba (b. at Bangalore, 19th December 1937), eldest daughter of Khudadad Khan Pathan, from Kandahar, Afghanistan, by his wife, Nur Jahan Ahmadi Begum Sahiba, daughter of Sardar Hyder ‘Ali Khan, from Nipani, in Karnataka, by his wife, Nawabzadi Khani Begum Sahiba, daughter of Meherban Nawab ‘Abdu’l Tabriz Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur. He d. at Surat, 13th August 2006, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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[2006] H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Dr Sidi Muhammad Reza Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin. b. at Surat, 2nd November 1961, elder son of H.H. Mubariz ud-Daula, Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Nawab Dr Sidi Muhammad Nasru'llah Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang, Nawab of Sachin, by his wife, H.H. Nawab Shams un-nisa Begum Sahiba. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib on the accession of his father, 29th October 1990. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Sachin, 13th August 2006. m. 24th January 1993, H.H. Nawab Fatima Sultan Jahan Begum Sahiba (b. 6th January 1969), daughter of Nawab Ghulam Muhammad Omar Khan, of Walia, by his wife, Faqr un-nisa Begum Sahiba, from Hyderabad. He has issue, three daughters:
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