SAVANUR

 

The Miyana dynasty

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1884 - 1892 Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Tabriz Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur. b. at Dharwar, 9th April 1865, eldest surviving son of Sardar 'Abdu'l Kasim Khan Sahib, educ. Dharwar High Sch., and Rajaram Coll., Kolhapur. Succeeded on the death of his uncle, 11th August 1884. The succession being sanctioned by the GOI 28th October 1885, he was formally installed on the musnaid, at Dharwar, 4th November 1885. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1st May 1887. m. Meherban Nawab Waziri Bibi Sahiba (d. of a broken heart at Dharwar, 26th July 1892, bur. Khadarbag, Savanur), daughter of his paternal uncle, Sardar 'Abdu'l Majid Khan Sahib, by his wife, a daughter of Daud Muhammad Khan Sahib Pathan, sometime guardian to his grandson. He d. at Dharwar, 26th July 1892 (bur. Khadarbag, Savanur), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
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1892 - 1954 Major Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Majid Khan II Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur, CBE (c 2.6.1943). b. at Dharwar, 7th October 1890, only son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Tabriz Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur, by his wife, Meherban Nawab Waziri Bibi Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot, Mayo Coll., Ajmer and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 26th July 1892. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, 12th November 1912. Cmsnd as Hon Officer 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse), IA 22/6/1911, prom Hon Lieut ILF 22/6/1912, served in the Great War in Persia and Iraq 1914-1915 (rcvd: MID), ADC to the Governor of Bombay 13/8/1912-1928, Adjutant Governor of Bombay’s Bodyguard 24/7/1917-1918, prom Hon Capt 1/1/1918, served in Third Afghan War 1919, prom Hon Maj 26/9/1931. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state into the Deccan States Union 20th December 1947, and into the Bombay Presidency 8th March 1948. Left Savanur after the transfer of power and never returned during his lifetime. A model ruler who concentrated on improving the finances of his little state, building schools and vastly expanding educational opportunities for his people. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar (1903 & 1911), 1915 Star, British War, and Allied Victory medals (1918), IGS (with Afghanistan clasp 1919), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. at Bangalore, September 1912, Meherban Nawab Khaliq un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Khalique], educ. in the UK, eldest daughter of Brigadier Mumtaz Yar ud-Daula, Nawab Mumtaz ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mumtaz Yar Jang, sometime cdt HEH’s Sharf-i-Khas Troops, by his wife, Sahibzadi Sadr ud-nisa Begum Sahiba [Bijani Begum], eldest daughter of Major-General Al-Haj Afshar ul-Mulk, Afshar ud-Daula, Nawab Sir Muhammad ‘Ali Beg Bahadur, Afshar Jang, Sardar Bahadur, KCIE, MVO, OBI, sometime cdt Hyderabad State Forces. He d. at Dharwar, 31st May 1954 (bur. Khadarbag, Savanur), having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
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1954 - [1993] Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Rashid Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur. b. at Majid Castle, Savanur, 11th March 1929, third and eldest surviving son of Major Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Majid Khan II Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur, CBE, by his wife, Meherban Nawab Khalik un-nisa Begum Sahiba, educ. St Mary's Sch., Poona and European Boy's Sch, Panchgani. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Sahib at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 31st May 1954. Deprived of his rank, titles and honours by the GOI, 28th December 1971. m. at Hyderabad, Deccan, 25th July 1955, Meherban Nawab Safinaz Jahan Begum Sahiba [The Dowager Begum of Savanur] (b. at Hyderabad, Deccan, 3rd August 1940), dauhter of Brigadier Afsar Ali Baig, of the Nizam's Regular Forces. He d. at Bangalore, 5th February 1993, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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[1993] Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Majid Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur. b. at Hyderabad, Deccan, 4th March 1963, son of Meherban Nawab 'Abdu'l Rashid Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, Nawab of Savanur, by his wife, Meherban Nawab Safinaz Jahan Begum Sahiba, educ. Bishop Cotton Boys High Sch. and St Joseph's Coll., Bangalore (B.Com.); Kent State Univ., Kent, Ohio (BBA); and Univ. of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (MBA). Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Savanur, 5th February 1993. m. at Balasinor, 25th December 1994, Meherban Nawab Anjum Sultana Begum Sahiba (b. 17th March 1969), née Nawabzadi Bima Shri Anjum Sultana Bakhte Sahiba, eldest daughter of H.H. Nawab Shri Muhammad Salabat Khan II Jamiat Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, by his wife, Farhat Sultan Begum Sahiba, daughter of daughter of Sahibzada Muhammad Usman Khan, of Palanpur. He has issue, two daughters:
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