THE MALDIVE ISLANDS

The Dhiyamigili Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1766 - 1773 H.H. Sultan Haji Muhammed Ghiya'as ud-din Iskandar Sri Kula Ranmani Kirithi Sundara Maha Radun [Haji Banda'ara Sahidu-kula], Sultan of Land and Sea, Lord of the twelve-thousand islands and Sultan of the Maldives. b. at the Kabafa'anu Palace, Malé, before 6th October 1733, second son of H.H. Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar II Zarb Mahal Sri Rannava Loaka Maha Radun, Sultan of the Maldives, by his first wife, 'Aisha Kabafa'anu, educ. privately. Taken by the 'Ali Raja of Cannanore to Androth island, in the Laccadives, in 1752. Transferred to Minicoy in April 1757. Escaped from his captores in 1758 and settled in Ganjam, in Orissa. Brought back by Sultan al-Hassan 'Izz ud-din and appointed as his Heir Apparent, 16th February 1763. Went on a pilgrimage to Mecca 17th December 1773 appointing his sister and brother-in-law as joint regents. Deposed in absentia, 22nd December 1773. Returned to Mahe, and on hearing about events during his absence, apparently abdicated his rights and recognised the authority of Sultan Muhammad Mu'iz ud-din Iskander, 7th October 1774. m. (first) Amina Kabafa'anu (d. from smallpox, before 1774), daughter of Sikka Manik. m. (second) Maryam Kabafa'anu (d. from smallpox, before 1774), daughter of the Kudabanderi Thakurufa'anu. m. (third) Aisha Manikufa'anu (m. second, at Malé, 1778, Husain Kaka Thakuru'fa'anu). He was k. (drowned) off the island of Guraidu, 8th October 1774, having had issue:
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