KURWAI

 

The Firoz Khel Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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Copyright© V&A Image Library1906 - [1984] ‘Ali Jah, Anis ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Sarwar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Nawab of Kurwai. b. at Kurwai Fort, 1st December 1901, only son of Mushfiq Meherban-i-Dostan Nawab Muhammad Yaqub ‘Ali Khan, Nawab of Kurwai, by his wife, Nawab Umar un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Sarkar Amma], sometime Regent for her son, second daughter of H.H. Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Malerkotla, educ. Daly Coll., Indore, Mayo Coll., Ajmer, and at the RMC Sandhurst. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1st October 1906. Installed on the musnaid at Kurwai, 15th April 1907. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut British Army 14/7/1921, attached 1st Btn, Worcester Regt 10/10/1921, resigned 11/9/1922, Assist to the Deputy Cmsnr at Saugor 1922-1923. Invested with ruling powers, at Kurwai Fort, 9th April 1923. Chair of the Working Ctee of the Chamber of Princes 1931-1932, and attended the Indian Round Table Conf. in London in that capacity 1931. Acceded to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state into the Malwa Union, 15th May 1948. Deprived of his rank, titles and honours by the GOI, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) by proxy at Sadar Manzil Palace, Bhopal, 18th June 1926 (nikah) and at Qasr-e-Sultani Palace, Bhopal, 1933 (rukhsati), as his first wife (sep. 1934), Colonel Nawab Suraya Jah Gauhar-i-Taj Abida Sultan Begum Sahiba (b. at Bhopal, 28th August 1913; d. at Bhopal House, Malir, Karachi, 11th May 2002), sometime Pakistani Ambassador to Brazil & Min. Plen. to Chile, eldest daughter of Major-General H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Haji Nawab Hafiz Sir Muhammad Hamidu’llah Khan Sahib Bahadur, Nawab of Bhopal, GCSI, GCIE, CVO, KStJ, by his first wife, H.H. Nawab Maimunah Sultan Shahbanu Begum Sahiba, daughter of Shahzada Humayun Durrani. m. (second) 1934 (div. 1935) a daughter of Atiqu’llah Khan, of Basoda, by his wife, the widow of Muhammad Khan, of Kurwai. m. (third) at Poona, September 1937, Nawab Dulhan Aisha Humaira Begum Sahiba (b. 1917; d. in Bhopal, March 1998, bur. at the New Cemetery, Kurwai Fort), youngest daughter of Nawab Ghulam Jilani Bijli Khan, Nawab of Wai, by his second wife, Muzammil Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Mirza Muhammad Yar Khan, of Jaora. He d. at Kurwai Fort, 8th December 1984 (bur. there at the New Cemetery, Kurwai Fort), having had issue, one son by his first wife, and two sons and one daughter by his third wife:
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[1984] ‘Ali Jah, Nawab Muhammad Zafar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Nawab of Kurwai. b. at Bombay, 1st July 1941, second son of ‘Ali Jah, Anis ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Sarwar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Firuz Jang, Nawab of Kurwai, by his third wife, Nawab Dulhan Aisha Humaira Begum Sahiba, youngest daughter of Nawab Bijbi Khan Sardar Ghulam Jilani, Nawab of Wai. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Kurwai, 8th December 1984. m. Nawab Sarwar Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Nawab Altaf ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Malerkotla, by his wife, Asghari Begum Sahiba, daughter of Raja Muhammad Ja’afar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, OBE, of Malerkotla, sometime Chief Recruiting Officer for the Punjab. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
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