MURSHIDABAD

 

The Najafi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1757 - 1760 H.H. Shuja ul-Mulk, Hashim ud-Daula, Nawab Ja'afar 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Mahabat Jang [Mir Muhammad Ja'afar], Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa (first time) - see below.
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1760 - 1763 H.H. 'Ali Jah, Nasir ul-Mulk, Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Kasim 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Nusrat Jang [Mir Muhammad Kasim], Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, son of Mir Razi Khan, and grandson of Nawab Mir Imtiaz Khan Bahadur, sometime Subadar of Gujarat, educ. privately. Raised to the Khahar Balish after the deposition of his father-in-law, March 1760. Invested by Emperor Shah Alam II, in person, at Patna, 12th March 1761. Marched on Calcutta in an attempt to drive out the English from Bengal. Declared deposed by the British, 7th July 1763. Routed at Odwa Nala, 2nd August 1763. Fled to Patna where he ordered the murder of 150 Englishmen. Fled to Oudh with all his treasures and received the protection of the Nawab Wazir Shuja ud-Daula. Plundered of most of his treasures, placed on a lame elephant and expelled by Shuja ud-Daula after he had been routed at the Battle of Buxar, 23rd October 1764. Fled to Rohilkhand, Allahabad, Gohad and Jodhpur, eventually settling at Kotwal, near Delhi ca. 1774. m. Nawab Fatima Begum Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Shuja ul-Mulk, Hashim ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Ja'afar 'Ali Khan, Mahabat Jang, Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, by his wife H.H. Nawab Shah Khanum Sahiba, daughter of Shah Quli Khan [Mirza Muhammad Madani]. He d. from dropsy, at Kotwal, near Delhi, 8th May 1777, having had issue, including four sons:
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1757 - 1760 and 1763 - 1765 H.H. Shuja ul-Mulk, Hashim ud-Daula, Nawab Ja'afar 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Mahabat Jang [Mir Muhammad Ja'afar], Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. b. at Delhi, 1691, second son of Sayyid Ahmad Najafi. Granted the title of Khan Bahadur 1740. Second Bakhshi 1739-1740, First Bakhshi (Paymaster-General of the Forces) 1741-1748 and 1748-1756, Sipah Salar (C-in-C) 1748-1756 and 1757. Prom. to an Imperial mansab of 4,000 sowar for his bravery in the Maratha War, 1744. Naib Subedar of Orissa 1748-1757, and Faujdar of Medinipur and Hughli 1748. Raised to the Khahar Balish by Lord Clive, after the deposition of Mahmud 'Ali Khan, at Mansurganj Palace, 29th June 1757. Forced to abdicated in favour of his son-in-law and allowed to retire to Calcutta on a substantial pension, March 1760. Entered into an agreement to deposing his son-in-law and accepting his own reinstatement, 10th July 1763. Left Calcutta and joined the British Forces at Agradwip, 17th July. Ascended the Khahar Balish after the combined armies entered Mushidabad, 24th July 1763. Surrendered the revenues of Burdwan, Midnapur, and Chittagong to the HEIC. A great and faithful friend of Lord Clive, to whom he left an enormous legacy known as the Nurjashim 'light of his eyes' valued at 5 lachs of rupees, gold mohurs and jewellery. From this legacy the Clive Fund was established to provide relief and maintenance to invalid and superannuated European soldiers, officers and their families. m. (first) at Murshidabad, after 30th June 1727, H.H. Nawab Shah Khanum Sahiba (d. at Jafarganj Palace, Murshidabad, August 1779, bur. Jafarganj Cemetery), half-sister of H.H. Hisam ul-Mulk, Husam ud-Daula, Nawab Muhammad Alahvirdi Khan Bahadur, Mahabhat Jang, Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, and daughter of Shah Quli Khan [Mirza Muhammad Madani]. m. (second) H.H. Bubbu Begum Sahiba, Gaddinashin Begum (d. at Murshidabad, 1809, bur. Jafarganj Cemetery), daughter of Sammen 'Ali Khan (Muhammad Sami 'Ali Khan?), by Bisu. m. (third) ca. 1746, H.H. Munni Begum Sahiba, Gaddinashin Begum (d. at Murshidabad, 10th January 1813, bur. Jafarganj Cemetery), Guardian to Mubaraq ud-Daula 1770-1776, a former dancing girl in the household of Sammen 'Ali Khan. m. (a) Rahat un-nisa. He d. at Murshidabad, 17th January 1765 (bur. Jafarganj Cemetery), having had issue, six sons and six daughters:
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