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1907 - 1966 General H.H. Jalalat ul-Mulk, Hafiz ul-Mulk, Rukn ud-Daula, Saif ud-Daula, Mukhlis ud-Daula, wa Muin ud-Daula, Al-Haj Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V Bahadur, Nusrat Jung, Amir of the God gifted kingdom of Bahawalpur, GCSI (1.1.1941, KCSI 1.3.1929), GCIE (3.6.1931), KCVO (17.3.1922). b. at the Daulatkhana, Bahawalpur, 29th September 1904, only son of H.H. Hafiz ul-Mulk, Rukn ud-Daula, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Al-Haj Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan Abbasi V Bahadur, Nusrat Jung, Nawab of Bahawalpur, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Bahadur at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 15th February 1907. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with limited administrative powers, 1st October 1922. Presdt of the Council of Regency, 1st April 1923 (Vice-Presdt 1922-1923, Mbr 1921-1922). Invested with full ruling powers at Bahawalpur by the Viceroy, the Marquess of Reading, in person, 8th March1924. Attended the Delhi Durbar in 1911, where he commanded his state troops at the age of seven. Served in the Great War and the Third Afghan War 1919, cmsnd as Hon Lieut IA 24/10/1921, Hon Officer 21st King George V’s Own Central India Horse, served on North-West Frontier 1921, Hon ADC to the Prince of Wales during his Indian tour 1921-1922, prom Hon Capt 8/3/1924, prom Hon Maj 1/8/1932, Mbr Standing Cttee of the Chamber of Princes 1933-1947, and Indian Defence Cncl 1940-1946, served in WW2 1939-1945, prom Hon Lt-Col 4/7/1941, prom Hon Maj-Gen IA 15/10/1946, Hon Col The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own Horse) 21/2/1947, Col-in-Chief Bahawalpur State Forces 1924-1949, and the Bahawalpur Regt 1949-1957, Hon Maj-Gen Pakistan Army 15/8/1947, prom Lieut-Gen 8/3/1949, and Hon Gen 8/3/1955. Attended the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the King-Emperor George V in 1935, and the Coronations of the King-Emperor George VI in 1937, and Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Chief Pakistan representative at the Installation of King Faisal II of Iraq 1953. Assumed the titles of Jalalat ul-Mulk and Amir of Bahaalpur, 15th August 1947. Acceded to the Dominion of Pakistan, 7th  October 1947. Merged his state into the unitary Province of West Pakistan, 14th October 1955. Founder of the Imtiaz-i-Sutlej in five classes, Imtiaz-i-Abbasia in five classes, and the Imtiaz-i-Huzoori in three classes. Hon LL.D (Punjab Univ 1933, Aligarh Muslim Univ, and Univ of Pakistan). Patron Northern India Flying Club. Rcvd: 1914/15, 39/45, Africa, Burma and Italy stars, Allied Victory (1918), Indian Frontier (1921), British War (1945), Defence (1945), Delhi Durbar gold (1911), Prince of Wales’s Visit (1922), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937 and 1953), and Pakistan Independence (1950) medals, the Order of the Supreme Leader (Nishan-i-Qaid-i-Azam) 1st class of Pakistan (23.3.1959), GC of the Orders of the Two Rivers of Iraq (c. 10.10.1941), and the Cedars of the Lebanon (1947), and King Faisal II Installation Medal of Iraq (1953). m. (first) at Derawar Fort, 1921, H.H. Nawab Jamila Begum Sahiba, by whom he had three sons and two daughters, daughter of Captain Sahibzada Faiz Muhammad Khan Abbasi. m. (second) at Bombay, 1927, Linda Begum (d. March 1933, bur. Nawabi Cemetery, Fort Derawar), nee Linda Florence Sayce, daughter of Horace Lewis Sayce, sometime Asst Engineer, Hyderabad PWD, by whom he had four sons and one daughter. m. (third) (div.) Mrs Y I Abbasi, another English lady by whom he had five daughters. m. (fourth) a third English lady. m. Noor Jehan Begum (one of the preceding?). m. Hajjo Bibi (one of the preceding?). m. Wahid Bibi (one of the preceding?). He d. at Selham House, Petworth, Sussex, 24th May1966 (bur. Nawabi Cemetery, Derawar Fort), having had issue, ten sons and ten daughters:
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