1739 - 1754 H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Asaf Jah, Jamat ul-Mulk, Shuja ud-Daula, Nawab Abu’l Mansur Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jung, Sipah Salar, Nawab Wazir of Oudh. b. at Naishapur, Persia, ca. 1708, as Mirza Muhammad Muqim, second son of Siyadat Khan [Ja’afar Beg], by his wife, the daughter of Mir Muhammad Nasir, educ. privately. Migrated with his family from Persia to India in April 1723. Naib Subedar to his maternal uncle and father-in-law from 1724. Succeeded on the death of his uncle as Subadar of Oudh and Faujdar of Gorakhpur, Kora Jahanabad, etc. 19th March 1739. Granted the styles and titles of Abu’l MansurKhanBahadur 1730, and that of SafdarJung by Emperor Muhammad Shah in 1739, promoted to Jamatul-Mulk, Shuja ud-Daula and SipahSalar 29th June 1748. Naib Subadar (Deputy Viceroy) of Oudh 1724-1739, General of the Artillery (Mir-i-Atish) 21st March 1744-16th July 1748, Subadar of Kashmir 4th October 1744-16th July 1748, Special Ambassador to the Shah of Persia 1745-1746, Supt. of the Privy Chamber (Ghusalkhana) 29th June 1748-1st January 1753, Subadar of Ajmer (exchanged for Allahabad) and Faujdar of Narnol 16th July 1748. Invested at Delhi as Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan and prom. to an Imperial mansab of 8,000 zat and 8,000 sowar 29th June 1748 (acting from 28th April 1748) until his dismissal on 13th May 1753. He then raised a eunich on the Imperial throne with the title of Akbar Shah the Just, pretending to the world that he was the son of Prince Kam Baksh, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, constituting himself at the same time as his Wazir. Submitted to the Emperor and restored as Subadar of Oudh and Faujdar of Narnol 5th November 1753 and Subadar of Allahabad 5th November-22nd December 1753. m. (first) at Faizabad, 1724, H.H. Nawab Aliya Sadr-i-Jahan Begum Sahiba [Nawab Begum Sahiba] (b. 1712; d. at Moti Bagh, Faizabad, 3rd June 1796, bur. there at her own Imambara), née Sahibzadi Sadr un-nisa Begum, who was instrumental in saving the wazirate for her husband in 1750 when she personally raised 10,00 troops for his cause, eldest daughter of H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Burhan ul-Mulk, Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Sa’adat Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jung, Nawab of Oudh, by Khanum Sahiba, a former slave girl. m. (second) 1745, an adopted daughter of Emperor Muhammad Shah. He d. from cancer, during the journey from Papaghat to Lucknow, near Sultanpur, 5th October 1754 (bur. near the Shrine of Shah-i-Mardan, Delhi), having had issue, an only son:
1) Mirza Jalal ud-din Haidar, who succeeded as H.H. Shuja ud-Daula Nawab Mirza Jalal ud-din Haidar Khan Bahadur, Nawab Wazir of Oudh - see below.