1775 - 1795 H.H. Madar
ul-Muham, Wazir ul-Mamalik-i- Hindustan, Yar Wafadar,
Rustam-i-Hind, Umdat ul-Mulk, Asaf ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza
Yahya 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Hizabir Jang, Sipah Salar, Nawab
Wazir of Oudh. b. ca. 23rd September
1748, as Mirza Ammani, eldest son of H.H. Shuja ud-Daula,
Nawab Mirza Jalal ud-din Haidar Khan Bahadur, Nawab Wazir
of Oudh, by his wife, 'Umat uz-Zohra Begum Sahiba [Nawab
Bahu Begum], only daughter of Mu'taman ud-Daula, Nawab
Muhammad Ishaq Khan I Bahadur, educ. privately.
Granted the personal title of Asaf ud-Daula 26th
June 1761. Mir Atish (General of the Imperial
Artillery) 26th June 1761, and Supt. of the
Private Audience Hall (Diwan-i-Khas) 17th
February 1762. Succeeded on the death of his father 26th
January 1775. Ascended the musnaid,at Faizabad, 1st
February 1775. Removed his capital to Lucknow in 1781. m.
at Faizabad, 18th November 1770, Nawab Shams
un-nisa Dulhan Banu Begum Sahiba (d.s.p.
at Allahabad, after 1803, bur. Imambara-i-Asafi,
Lucknow), daughter of H.H. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan,
Itimad ud-Daula, Khan-i-Khanan, Nawab Qamar ud-din Khan
Bahadur, sometime Chief Minister and Paymaster-General of
the Empire. He d.s.p. at the the
Daulat Khana-i-Asafi, Lucknow, 21st September
1797 (bur. there, at the Imambara-i-Asafi), having
supposedly fathered two sons according to his mother but
disowned by him during his lifetime:
Jah, Burhan ul-Mulk, Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza
Muhammad Wazir 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jang,
who was proclaimed as H.H. Madar ul-Muham, Wazir
ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Yar Wafadar,
Rustam-i-Hind Fidvi, Asaf Jah, Burhan ul-Mulk,
Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza Muhammad Wazir 'Ali
Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jang, Sipah Salar, Nawab
Wazir of Oudh- see below.
Mirza Ali Khan Bahadur. Born of unknown
parentage, purchased from his parents and
smuggled into the zenana on the orders
of the Bahu Begum. Presented to the Nawab Wazir
as his son by a palace concubine, accepted as
such, and raised to the titles of Khan
Bahadur and Nawab. Subsequently
repudiated and disowned by Asaf ud-Daula, who
1797 - 1798 H.H.
Madar ul-Muham, Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Yar
Wafadar, Rustam-i-Hind Fidvi, Asaf Jah, Burhan ul-Mulk,
Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza Muhammad Wazir 'Ali Khan
Bahadur, Safdar Jang, Sipah Salar, Nawab Wazir of Oudh. b.
at Lucknow, 19th April 1780, educ.
privately. Purchased from his mother shortly after his
birth and smuggled into the zenana on the orders
of the Nawab Wazir's mother, Bahu Begum. Presented to the
Nawab as his son by a palace concubine, accepted and
raised to the titles of Khan Bahadur, Safdar
Jang, Itimad ud-Daula, Burhan ul-Mulk
and Asaf Jah. Subsequently repudiated and
disowned by Asaf ud-Daula, who denied paternity.
Proclaimed by Bahu Begum on the death of her son and
placed on the musnaid at the Daulat Khana-i-Asafi,
Lucknow, 21st September 1797. Deposed by the
British as an imposter, 21st January 1798.
Sent to Benares as an 'open prisoner', where he murdered
the Political Agent, Mr Cherry, on 14th
January 1799. Fled to Butwal, then took refuge with the
Maharaja of Jaipur. Surrendered to the British
authorities in December 1799, then placed in rigourous
confinement at Fort William, Calcutta. Transferred to
Vellore Fort in the Madras Presidency, where he remained
in open confinement for the rest of his life. m.
(first) at Faizabad, 9th August 1793, Nawab
Gumani Begum Sahiba [Bahu Begam] (b. 1784; d.s.p.
at Lucknow), daughter of Sharaf ul-Mulk, Sharaf ud-Daula,
Nawab Ashraf 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Diler Jang, by his wife,
Taiyiba Begum Sahiba. m. (second) Nawab Durdana
Begum Sahiba (d. at Monghyr, 1813). m.
(third) Nawab Ashuran Begum Sahiba. m. (fourth)
Nawab Husaini Begum Sahiba (d. 1840). m.
(1) Sahib Baksh Sahiba. m. (2) Saubh-i-Daulat
Sahiba (d. at Monghyr Fort, 4th July
1808). m. (3) Musaiti Khanum. m. (4) Ilahi
Khanum, daughter of Muhammad Said Khan, a retired Risaldar
in the Oudh Army. m. (5) Sultana Khanum. m.
(6) Imami Khanum. m. (7) Izzat un-nisa Khanum
[Izzati] (d. after 1844). m. (a) Bibi Kallo
(d. 1834). m. (b) Wazir un-nisa (d.
at Monghyr, 1804). m. (c) Mahtab. m. (d)
Rahmat. m. (e) Mullagir. m. (f) Jawahar. m.
(g) Bibi Ashuran (d. at Monghyr, 1810). m.
(h) Nasiri (d. 14th July 1844). He d.
at Vellore Fort, 15th May 1817 (bur.
there at the Kasi Baghan), having had issue, two sons and
Jalal ud-din Haidar 'Ali Khan Bahadur. b.
at Lucknow, 1798 (s/o Ilahi Khanum), educ.
privately. He had issue:
Nawab Mubarak ud-Daula Bahadur.
Muhammad 'Ali Khan Bahadur (s/o Sahib
Sahibzadi Sa'adat un-nisa Begum (d/o
Husaini Begum). m. at Patna, November
1824, Mirza Shuja 'Ali Khan Bahadur (b.
ca. 1798; d. after 1860), younger son of
Muin ul-Mulk, Amir ud-Daula, Mirza Mendhu
Bahadur, Nasir Jang. She d. at Patna, 22nd
January 1825 - see above.
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