KHUDADAD

The Family of Tipu Sultan

GENEALOGY

Note: The genealogy of Hyder 'Ali's ancestors, given here, is based primarily on that published by Wilks. He interviewed the guardians of the family tombs at Kolar about the family and persuaded them to commit their information to paper. However, other sources, though agreeing with a Sharifan descent, make Muhammad Wali the father and not the brother of Muhammad 'Ali. Similarly, his grandfather is called Hasan and not Husain. These inconsistencies, together with others, suggest that the Sharifan descent is unreliable. Probably an invention used to promote the Muslim credentials of Tipu Sultan after his advent to power.

Yahya
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Husain, Sharif of Mecca (d. at Mecca, 16th March 1471)
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Muhammad (d.v.p. at Mecca, before 9th July 1470)
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Ahmad. m. the daughter of the Governor of Sana'a, Yemen.
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Muhammad, escaped to Baghdad aged 13.
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'Abdu'l Ghani (d. at Baghdad, before 16th November 1621)
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Ibrahim (d. before 27th January 1648)
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Husain
(with whom we treat)

Husain. b. at Baghdad, before 6th February 1647, son of Ibrahim bin 'Abdu'l Ghani, supposedly sixth in descent from Yahya, a descendant of the Quraishi Sharifs of Mecca. Migrated to Ajmer from Baghdad. m. a daughter of the Mutawalli of the shrine of Khwaja Muin ud-din Chishti at Ajmer. He d. at Ajmer, 1664, having had issue:
 
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