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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:
 
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 one daughter:
 
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