SAVANUR

 

The Miyana dynasty

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1720  Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Fath Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, eldest son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Rauf Dalel Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 23rd June 1720. He d.s.p. at Savanur, September 1720.
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1720 - 1721 Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Mahmad Khan Sahib, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, second son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Rauf Dalel Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, September 1720. He d.s.p. at Savanur, February 1721.
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1721 - 1726 Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Ghafur Khan, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, sixth son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Rauf Dalel Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, educ. privately. Served as Karbhari during his father's absence from the state. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, February 1721. Faced with several invasions by the Marathas, he was forced to cede large tracts of territory to them. He d. at Bankapur, 7th April 1726, having had issue, two sons:
Nawab 'Abdu'l Ghafur Khan, also adopted a son:
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1726 - 1755 Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Majid Khan Bahadur, Satwat Jang, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, elder son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Ghafur Khan, Nawab of Savanur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 7th April 1726. Reigned under the regency of his uncle, Sardar 'Abdu'l Sattar Khan. Organised a revolt of the nobles, deposed his uncle and assumed full ruling powers, 19th October 1730. He faced repeated attacks from the Marathas of Poona and Kolhapur, as well as the Nizam of Hyderabad, all engaged in a three-corned tussle for control over the Carnatic. Although he defeated a great army under Babuji Naik on 17th December 1744, he was eventually forced to accept a treaty surrendering 36 mahals to the Peshwa together with an annual tribute of Rs. 70,000 on 7th April 1747. Retained Bankapur and 22 mahals and a vassal of the Maratha ruler. Granted the title of Satwat Jang by the Nizam of Hyderabad. He d. before 6th October 1755, having had issue, nine sons:
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1755 - 1794 Meherban Nawab Diler Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang ['Abdu'l-Hakim], Nawab of Savanur, eldest son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Majid Khan Bahadur, Satwat Jang, Nawab of Savanur and Bankapur, educ. privately. Entered the Nizam's service and granted the titles of Diler Khan Bahadur and Diler Jang before 1st July 1749. Succeeded on the death of his father, before 6th October 1755. Installed on the musnaid at Savanur, 5th November 1754. Lost Bagalkot, Badami and other places amounting to half his principality to the Peshwa during the Maratha onslaught on the Deccan, 5th May 1756. Forced to relinquish Hubli, Kerur and Belgaun to Tipu, 1785. Transferred his allegiance to the Marathas and served against Tipu with Holkar and Hari Pant. Fled from Savanur, when Tipu besieged the fort, 29th October 1786. The fort was taken and all the Nawab's treasures taken to Seringapatam, and the whole city spoiled to the last degree. Restored to part of his jagir by the Treaty of Gajendragad in March 1787 and granted a large pension by the Peishwa. Restored 17th December 1791. m. (first) Kulsama Begum Sahib. m. (second) Nawab Sumkhanduma Sahib, his principal wife. m. (a) Bibi Sahib Arasa Begum (k. by drowning in the Varada River, near Matangani, together with forty other ladies, bur. Khadarbag, Savanur). m. (b) Habib Khaduma Sahib (d. after 1794). He d. 20th February 1794 (bur. Khadarbag, Savanur), having had issue, twenty-three sons:
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