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Copyright©The Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia1860 - 1863 Darbar Shri Nawab Mir Ja'afar 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia and Nawab of Surat. b. at Baroda, 1817, second son of Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Sarfraz 'Ali Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia, by his second wife, Raja Begum Sahiba, daughter of Mirza Sharaf Beg, of Baroda, educ. privately at Baroda and Surat. Succeeded on the death of his father-in-law as the head and senior representative of the Surat family, 8th August 1842. He was granted a joint pension of £5,280 p.a. in 1842, to be shared with his two daughters from his first wife. Attempted to gain recognition from the British authorities as titular successor to his father-in-law, but failed even after extensive legal proceedings in London which lasted several years. Eventually granted an increased pension of  £10,000 p.a. following deliberations in the House of Commons in 1856. Informally recognised as "Nawab of Surat" in 1857. Recognised as ruler of Kamadhia and inamdar of Walen after the death of his father, 1860. m. (first) at the Darya Mahal, Surat, 11th March 1834, Nawabzadi Bakhtiyar un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Majli Begum] (d. at Surat Castle, 9th January 1845), younger daughter and presumed heiress of H.H. Qamar ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Afzal ud-din Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Hashmat Jung, Nawab of Surat, by his wife, Amir un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Munmani Begum]. m. (second) at Ahmedabad, 1853, Basti Begum Sahiba, daughter of the Qazi of Ahmedabad. m. (i) Noor Jahan Begum (d.s.p.). m. (a) Boah Fatima. m. (b) Mary Flood (d.s.p. in England, after 1864), an Englishwoman. He d. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 21st August 1863 (bur. Dade Ilahi, Surat), having had issue, one son and two daughters by his first wife and two further sons:
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1863 - 1921 Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Zulfikar 'Ali Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia. b. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 29th October 1859, elder son of Darbar Shri Nawab Mir Ja'afar 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia and Nawab of Surat, by his second wife, Basti Begum Sahiba, daughter of the Qazi of Ahmedabad, educ. Taluqdari Sch., Ahmedabad, at Hastins in the UK, and at Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his father as Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia and inamdar of Walen, 21st August 1863. Placed under the guardianship of his paternal uncle, Mir Bakar 'Ali Khan Sahib, during his minority 1863-1880. Assumed full ruling powers over the state of Kamadhia and recognised as a seventh class ruling chief in 1880. Granted a portion of the Surat pension. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medals (1903 and 1911). m. at Ahmedabad, 1879, Khadija Begum Sahiba, eldest daughter of Pirzada Bawa Miyan, a direct descendant of the Sufu Saint, Pir Bada Sahib, of Ahmedabad. He d. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 1921 (bur. Surat), having had issue, three sons:
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1921 - 1934 Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Sarfaraz 'Ali II Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia. b. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 1882, eldest son of Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Zulfikar 'Ali Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia, by his wife, Khadija Begum Sahiba, eldest daughter of Pirzada Bawa Miyan, educ. Scottish High Sch., Bombay. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1921. Installed at the Darbargarh, Kamadhia. m. (first) Hasina Begum Sahiba, daughter of Sayyid Ibrahim 'Ali Salehi. m. (second) Masah Bibi Sahiba, daughter of Sayyid 'Abdu'llah Alavi, of Ahmedabad. He d.s.p.m. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 1934 (bur. Surat) (succ. by his younger brother), having had issue, an only daughter:
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1934 - 1958 Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Ghulam Khwaja Moin ud-din Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia. b. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 1887, third and youngest son of Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Zulfikar 'Ali Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia, by his wife, Khadija Begum Sahiba, eldest daughter of Pirzada Bawa Miyan, educ. St Mary's Sch., and Scottish High Sch., Bombay. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1934. Installed at the Darbargarh, Kamadhia. Introduced several reforms in the administration and in revenue collection, and established democratic institutions in his state for the first time. Acceded to the Dominion of India and merged his state into the Bombay Presidency, August 1947. Thereafter resided at Broach. Editor of "Commemoration of the New Era in Kathiawar" (1924). Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937), and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. at the Haider-ka-Dera Palace, Surat, 1915, Iqbal un-nisa Begum Sahiba (d. at the Nawab Manzil, Broach, 21st May 1975, bur. Broach), daughter of his maternal uncle, Sayyid Muhammad walad Bawa Miyan, Pirzada of Ahmedabad. He d. at the Nawab Manzil, Broach, 15th March 1958 (bur. Broach), having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
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1958 - [1998] Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Khwaja Kutb ud-din Khan Sahib [Khairat Ali], Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia. b. 2nd October 1916, eldest son of Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Ghulam Khwaja Moin ud-din Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia, by his wife, Iqbal un-nisa Begum, daughter of Sayyid Muhammad, Pirzada of Ahmedabad, educ. Succeeded on the death of his father, 15th March 1958. A scholar of history, philosophy, Sufism, Gujarati literature and Urdu poetry. Translator of several verses of Ghalib into English and author of "Ghalib's Ethics". m. at the Durbar Hall, of the Nawab Palace, Begam Wadi, Begumpura, Surat, 25th April 1940, Ladli Begum Sahiba [Rajmata Sahiba of Kamadhia] (b. at the Nawab Palace, Begam Wadi, Begumpura, Surat, 25th August 1919; d. at Bombay, 19th August 2008, bur. there), née Nawabzadi Zia un-nisa Begum Sahiba, younger daughter of Meherban Sardar Mir Masud Alam, Nawab of Belha and Surat (Senior), CIE, by his wife, Mahmud un-nisa Begum Sahiba, daughter of Nawabzada Mir Mahmud Alam Khan Sahib, of Belha and Surat (Senior). He d. at Kamadhia House, Bombay, 5th February 1998 (bur. Broach), having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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[1998] Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Jaffar 'Ali Imam II Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia. b. at the Nawab Palace, Begam Wadi, Begumpura, Surat, 29th September 1941, elder son of Namdar Darbar Shri Mir Kutb ud-din Khan Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Kamadhia, by his wife, Nawabzadi Zia un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Ladli Begum], younger daughter of Meherban Sardar Mir Masud Alam, Nawab of Belha and Surat (Senior), CIE, educ. Tata Institute of Social Studies, Bombay (MA). Succeeded as Head of the House of Kamadhia, on the death of his father, 5th February 1998. Author of "Mirza Ghalib and the Mirs of Gujarat" (2003). m. at Bombay, 21st January 1973, Anees Begum Sahiba (b. 21st April 1952), daughter of Ahmad 'Abdu'l Wahid, from a zamindari family of Hyderabad. He has issue, an only son:
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