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The Timurid Dynasty

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[1858 - 1878] Shahzada Muhammad Hidayat Afza, Ilahi Bakhsh Bahadur. b. at Delhi, 1809, second son of Mirza Muhammad Shuja'at Afza Bahadur [Mirza Bhubhu or Bhutchoo], by his second wife, Khair un-nisa Begum Sahiba, educ. privately. Materially assisted the British forces during the Mutiny, attempted to save the lives of Christians as well as provided intelligence on the activities of the mutineers, cut their bridge of boats across the Jumna, and brought about the peaceful surrender of the King of Delhi. Granted a pension of Rs. 22, 830 p.a. for these and other services. Received a jagir in 1861 together with the revenue of several villages in Delhi and Meerut districts. Recognised by the GOI as the Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi, 1858. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's silver medal (1876) and KIH silver medal (1877). m. (first) Nawab Abadi Begum Sahiba (d. before 1891), née Shahzadi Zainat un-nisa Begum Sahiba, widow of Mirza Nazim Bakht Bahadur, and daughter of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Salim Shah Bahadur, by his first wife, Shahzadi Malika-i-Qamar Sharah Begum Sahiba, daughter of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Sulaiman Shikoh Bahadur. m. (second) Nawab Ashraf un-Nisa Khanum (b. 1810; d.s.p. at Delhi, 12th December 1889), widow of Mirza Muhammad Zia Bakht Bahadur, and daughter of Muhammad Nur Khan. m. (third) Mussumat Nawab Husaini Begum Sahiba (b. 1812; d. 1857), eldest daughter of Mirza Muhammad Kaikhushru Bahadur, by his wife, Husain Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Shahzada Mirza Firuz Bakht Bahadur. m. (fourth) Nawab Zinat 'Ala Ashraf uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba [Manjli Begum] (b. 1814; d. before 1891), daughter of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Bakhsh Bahadur. m. (fifth) Nawab Khatum uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba [Manjhu Begum] (d. after 1891). m. (sixth) at Delhi, 1859, Nawab Fakhr uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. 1837; d. before 1891), widow of Mirza Muhammad Muin ud-din, and daughter of Gauhar. m. (seventh) Razi un-nisa Begum Sahiba (d. before 1891). m. (eighth) Bari Begum. He d. at Delhi, 21st March 1878, having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
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[1878 - 1890] Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Sulaiman Shah Bahadur, Gorkhani. b. at Delhi, September 1846, eldest son of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Hidayat Afza, Ilahi Bakhsh Bahadur, by his first wife, Nawababadi Begum Sahiba, educ. privately. Recognised by the GOI as the Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi, in succession to his late father, 1878. Hon Magistrate and Municipal Cmsnr for the City of Delhi 1862-1869. Presdt Fatehpuri Mosque Management Cttee. Mbr Asiatic Soc of Bengal (1884), United Indian Patriotic Assoc, etc. Founder of the Shahzada High Sch 1889. m. (first) Shaukat uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba [alias Mahrukh uz-Zamani Begum] (m. second, Agha Mu’azzam ‘Ali Shah, of Sirdhana; and d. after 1866), daughter of Mirza Muhammad Said ud-din Bahadur? m. (second) Munawar uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, daughter of Mirza Muin ud-din Muhammad Bahadur? m. (third) Zakia Sultan Begum Sahiba [Bahu Begum]. He d. at Delhi, 11th May 1890, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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[1890 - 1913] Shahzada Muhammad Kaiwan Shah, Gorkhani, Suraya Jah Bahadur [Haji Hafiz Mirza]. b. at Delhi, 1853, second son of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Hidayat Afza, Ilahi Bakhsh Bahadur, by his first wife, Nawababadi Begum Sahiba, educ. privately. Recognised by the Government of India as the Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi, in succession to his late elder brother, with effect from 11th May 1890. Hon Magistrate Delhi. Municipal Cmsnr for the City of Delhi 1892-1913. Co-Presdt The Delhi Soc. Mbr Juma Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid Mosque Cttees, and the Management Ctees of the Anglo-Arabic High Sch and Delhi Coll, etc. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's silver medal (1876), KIH silver medal (1877), and Delhi Durbar Medals (1903 & 1911). m. (first) 1872, Nawab Shams uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba (d.s.p. at Delhi, 1919), younger daughter of H.H. Yamin ud-Daula, Wazir ul-Mulk, Nawab Hafiz Muhammad ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Saulat Jang, Nawab of Tonk. m. (second) Nawab Rifaqat uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, another princess from Tonk. m. (third) Nawab Munir uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba (d. after 1947), widow of Mirza ‘Abdu’llah, Ahmad Shah Bahadur, and elder daughter of Mirza Firuz Shah Bahadur [Mirza Sunjlai Sahib]. He d. at Delhi, 8th February 1913, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
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[1913 - 1925] Shahzada Mirza Salim Muhammad Shah Bahadur, younger son of Shahzada Muhammad Kaiwan Shah, Gorkhani, Suraya Jah Bahadur, by his second wife, Nawab Rifaqat uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, a princess from Tonk. Recognised by the Subordinate Judge of Delhi as the legitimate son and successor of his father 10th May 1925 (with retrospective effect) and subsequently by the GOI as the Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi. m. Nawab Kaiser Jahan Begum Sahiba (b. 1882; d. 1958), elder younger daughter of Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Sulaiman Shah Bahadur, by his wife, Nawab Shaukat uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, daughter of Mirza Muhammad Said ud-din Bahadur [Nunneh Mirza]. He d. at Delhi, 17th September 1925, having had issue, an only daughter:
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[1925 - 1931] No recognised head of the family, pending dispute over property and pensions.
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[1931 - 1975] Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Khair ud-din, Khurshid Jah Bahadur. b. at Rangmahal, Delhi, 15th October 1914, only son of Mirza Muhammad Faiz ud-din Bahadur, by his second wife, Nawab Darakshanda uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, younger daughter of Shahzada Muhammad Kaiwan Shah Gorkwani, Suraya Jah Bahadur, Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Recognised by the GOI as the Chief Representative of the Royal House of Delhi, in succession to his late maternal uncle, 1931. Hon Octroi Inspector for Delhi Municipality, Hon Magistrate for the City of Delhi, Rationing Controller for Delhi, Chief Minister of Sirohi state 1941. Migrated to Pakistan in September 1947. Judge Lahore Tribunal, Hon Mbr Lahore Zoo Cttee, Mbr Lahore Censorship Brd, etc. – see Biographical Encyclopedia of Pakistan. m. Nawab Arghwani Begum Sahiba (b. 1923), daughter of Khan Bahadur Samiu’llah Khan, of Sahespur. He d. at Lahore, Punjab, 3rd August 1975, having had issue, two sons and four daughters:
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